Cupid at the Door, Rockwell Kent, 1927 http://www.philamuseum.org/collections/permanent/66919.html?mulR=82157614|24
CUPID HOLDS FULL SWAY
A ROOM THAT IS HAUNTED BY THE MISCHIEVOUS LITTLE GOD.
All Who Sleep Within Its Walls Succumb to His Power
A Cure for Celibacy.
A love-haunted chamber is something new in spook lore, and it is a departure from conventional stories of the weird and eerie to encounter an experience in which the god of love, wreathed in smiles and soft blandishments, takes the place of sheet-shrouded wraith or horrid specter.
There is a certain mansion near Washington that possesses a haunted apartment, which, however, instead of being shunned by visitors is eagerly sought by the young and sometimes designedly inhabited by persons of uncertain age, but, like Barkis, willin’. For it is whispered through the country around that if an unmarried person but stay overnight in this room matrimonial prospects will soon thereafter be manifest, and if…
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