Monday, January 12, 2009

Room Making

I am using this image to finish a lecture on the Industrial Revolution in History class tomorrow. It is the Moorish Smoking Room from John Rockefeller's 54th Street mansion. For the lectures purposes it illustrates the seriousness of the Victorian interior. But it seems that this room, a room that I loved to visit at the Museum of the City of New York is now happily at the Brooklyn Museum. It will join other parts of the house there and tell a full story of New York in the Gilded Age.

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