Walking Inside Oak Alley
Of this images, the one with the candle and dinning table left an impression on me.
For the candle, it was adjustable depending on how much left of the candle could be burned. Apparently, you can shorten the duration of the time the candle was being burnt. This light dynamic would give an owner the a silent way of telling guests to leave. This was mostly used for male guets who were courting the daughters of house.
The other impression was the dinner table. Above the table was a fan that was powered by a rope. Since before the era of electricity, a slave would operate the rope for the guests during the serving hours. Even though our group was visiting in Apri, I could hardly relate to the extrem heat in the summer. I was still dumbfounded how horrible the slaves were treated during the 19th century of the United States.