Formal Dining - Victorian Style

Jane Neill-Hancock

Wayne, United States

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Featured in Preserving History, 16-Sept-2016

Canon Powershot ELPH 135
Date taken: 23-Jul-2016
F-stop: f/3.2
Exposure time: 1/60sec
ISO speed: ISO-500
Exposure bias: 0 step
Focal length: 5mm
Max aperture: 3.34375
Metering mode: Pattern
No flash, compulsory
White balance: Auto
Digital zoom: 1
EXIF version: 0230

Lambert Castle is a beautiful museum. I have many images in my portfolio taken at Lambert Castle. This castle is one of my favorite places to visit, and this room in particular holds joy for me. Just a step back into a time gone by.

the full story of the castle can be found here:

I am reading an Amanda Quick book at the moment. Her books always take place in the Victorian era and when preparing this photo – I thought I was in my novel I am reading – such a rich and dark lovely formal dining room – perfect the paranormal mystery I am reading set in the Victorian times.

The castle was built by Catholina Lambert. He and Isabella had 5 children (Florence in 1859, Frederick in 1861, Walter in 1863, Isabel Louise in 1866, and Clifford in 1869). The family spent their time in either of their houses in Brooklyn, NY, and in South Paterson, NJ. In 1886, they added another residence on Madison Ave. in New York City.

His family life was full of tragedy however. In 1869, his younger brother William (30), with whom he had come to America with, died mysteriously while traveling in South America. In 1870, their infant son Clifford died of cholera. In 1871, their son Percy was born, only to die in 1882 of scarlet fever. Another son born in 1873 died within weeks of his birth. In 1875 his first son Frederick died of scarlet fever at the age of 13. A son, Harry was born in 1875, only to die in 1885 before the age of 10. Their oldest daughter Florence, married and had a child in 1882 and another child in 1883. She died of pneumonia soon after, at the age of 24. Florence’s death was to forever sadden Lambert. In fact, one of the stained glass windows in the Castle is a portrait of Florence.

I personally have photographed unusual images in the castle and at the tower, which both places are said to be haunted by the spirits of Catholina and his first wife and their children. I believe it.

this photo is dedicated to Catholina Lambert and his family.

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