Albert E. Downs (1856-1923)

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  • ALBERT E. DOWNS (1856-1923)
  • Payne's Home Sweet Home / Exterior [Easthampton, NY], 1877
  • Oil on board
  • 8 x 10 inches
  • Signed, dated 1877, and inscribed with title, verso

Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam / Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home / A charm from the skies seems to hallow us there / Which seek thro' the world, is ne'er met elsewhere / Home! Home! / Sweet, sweet home! / There's no place like home / There's no place like home! / An exile from home splendor dazzles in vain / Oh give me my lowly thatched cottage again / The birds singing gaily that came at my call / And gave me the peace of mind dearer than all / Home, home, sweet, sweet home / There's no place like home, there's no place like home!

—Home! Sweet Home! by Howard Payne (1791-1852)

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