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The Pompeia: 1901

The Pompeia: 1901

Saratoga Springs, New York, circa 1901. "Atrium in the House of Pansa." Replica of an ancient Roman home at the Pompeia, a museum in the upstate New York resort town of Saratoga Springs offering "Illustrations of History and Art." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


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Before Palio

In the years before Palio this was the lobby of a furniture store. I think it was Saratoga Signature Interiors. I used to love to go browsing there because I got to wander through this fabulous lobby. Wish I could get in now. Maybe I'll have to go find a job at Palio.

Always a movie angle

At first I thought it was a set from The Loved One.

Pompeia unearthed

Jo Berry's history of Smith and his Pompeia reads like a T. Coraghessan Boyle novel. Such dreams of historical and personal grandeur, of a lasting legacy stretching the the ancient Romans to the modern Saratogians. . . quite moving.

It makes me doubly glad that the Gardner Museum remains intact, if one doesn't count the 1990 theft.

Fancy schmantzy

Is what it was.


I never imagined such luxury back in those days but it obviously existed!

Not accurate

Where's the nekkid wimmin? I lerned my histry real good from Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

An archeologist looks at the Pompeia

Jo Berry did some research into this museum at Blogging Pompeii.

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