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From the wild and the domesticated to the representational, animals were historically a big part of life at James Deering's Villa Vizcaya in Miami. There were monkeys. There were seahorse sculptures There was also this telegram a hysterical Deering wrote to Paul Chalfin: "HOUSE HERE WITHOUT MOSQUITO SCREENS UNTHINKABLE IN SUMMER UNCOMFORTABLE ALWAYS IN WINTER AND UNBEARABLE AT TIMES FROM MOSQUITOES AND WORSE IF POSSIBLE FROM FLIES THIS VERY BAD NOW CANNOT BELIEVE HANGING MOSQUITO SCREENS ADEQUATE WILLING SACRIFICE ANY ARTICLES EFFORT ADEQUATE MOSQUITO SCREENS" [Keeping the Partridge Table; Vizcaya Museum and Gardens coverage]

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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