Poignantly acknowledging the oddly alienating transformation inherent in cultivation, in sometimes seeming "brand new", Kitty had asked of her mother when her big sister returned from school, "Why does she sound funny?" "She's becoming educated...,"her mother responded, mindful of how her more limited home-schooling had left her far less worldly and sociable than many contemporaries. Better-educated people had acquired the distinctive identifying clipped but flutety voice of their group, an unmistakable intonation and cadence which today, beyond theatrical ridicule and outside of recordings of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt or the Bouvier sisters, has largely disappeared. On account of her dropped g's and what he disdained as her imperious demeanor, one of Eernesta Beaux's brothers would revile her until his death.
A fine collection Chinese export porcelain was also prominently displayed in the Barlows' handsome green and crimson Library.
I926: The needlepoint-coverd chair in a bedroom at Mrs. Dinker Bullit's South Ashfield, Massachucetts house, is one of a group that were later used in the Barlows' Library.