Theresa Rapstine's Vintage Blooms 2014. Inspired by an old circa 1900 rug (Property of The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities at the Beauport-Sleeper McCann House in Gloucester, Massachusetts and printed in the book “The Hooker’s Art” by Jessie Turbayne, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd, Atglen, PA 1993). www.spnea.org
A Gloucester mansion leads the way for LGBT figures - The Boston Globe
Beauport, a Gloucester mansion that is a National Historic Landmark, embodies the sensibility of Henry Davis Sleeper, one of the country’s earliest professional interior decorators. Since 2008, guides have explained that Sleeper was gay, making Beauport among the earliest historic sites recognizing gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender figures in American history.