Birds of Mary Lyon's Time parlor dome

Hyde, Lucius
American (1799-1872)
Place made: 
North America; United States
Birds of Mary Lyon's Time parlor dome, ca. 1845
Glass, wood, feather, cloth, and wire
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College and Transfer from the Mary Lyon Room, Mary E. Woolley Hall, Mount Holyoke College
MH SK 2006.2166.INV

According to tradition, this was given as a reminder of the beautiful Connecticut River Valley to Nancy Everett Dwight (Class of 1839) and her husband John Dwight (Dwight Hall's benefactor) when they left south Hadley for New York City.