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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • KEEP CLEAN WPA POSTER, 1939

The Boudoir: 1940

The Boudoir: 1940

July 11, 1940. "Collier's House at PEDAC, New York. Master bedroom. Dan Cooper, decorator; Edward D. Stone, architect." Interior of the Rockefeller Center ranch house last glimpsed here. Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

Oh, my

Goodness graceless.

Could've passed as a mobile home

Except for the sprinkler heads, it definitely has that look about it.

Twin beds

Twin beds in the master bedroom? How modest. And are the walls made of prefab panels?

So comfortable!

The lamps are not appealing to me, but the rest of it---cushy stool, and all else clean and organized and tidy and refreshing. I'm sitting here in a pile of clutter, too buried in homework to have time for housework, and wishing I had this room. I guess it's motivation to graduate so I can have time and money to redecorate.

Geese

Goose-neck lamps: the ultimate in modernity.

The Honeymoon Suite

At Motel 6.

 
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