Salem MA photos
Colonial Era Architecture: Exterior of the Cent Shop of Hepzibah Pincheon at the House of the Seven Gables (Turner-Ingersoll Mansion) at Night, 1668. Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. "It was the custom of the time, indeed, for merchants to store their goods and transact business in their own dwellings. But there was something pitifully small in this old Pyncheon's mode of setting about his commercial operations; it was whispered, that, with his own hands, all beruffled as they were, he used to give change for a shilling, and would turn a half-penny twice over, to make sure that it was a good one. Beyond all question, he had the blood of a petty huckster in his veins, through whatever channel it may have found its way there." From the House of The Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne.