Art: Vandals

When wealthy city people move to the country for the summer, their homes, though usually closed, do not remain untenanted. The furniture may be clothed in white muslin dust suits; only the window-buzzing of imprisoned flies may break the silence of the shaded rooms; but in the vacant dwellings a host of people and personages continue their existence without regard to season—smiling the same smiles, making the same gestures, staring perennially in fixed directions.

To bring such a host of permanent residents to Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, has cost millions of dollars. There...

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