Tag Archives: Interiors

Crex Grass Furniture

Crex brand wicker furniture made from American prairie grass by the American Grass Twine Company, with a colored photograph of an interior furnished entirely with Crex Grass Furniture.

Description
English: Wicker furniture from the Crex Grass Furniture catalogue of 1903. The furniture was made by the American Grass Twine Co. from American prairie grass.
Date
Source 1903 catalogue of Crex Grass Furniture from the American Grass Twine Co. of Glendale, Long Island, New York (https://archive.org/details/furniturecatalog00amer/page/n7)
Author Anonymous

A Cozy Nook for Reading

Description
English: Woman reading in a cozy nook with radiant heat, from a 1905 American Radiator Company catalogue. “This ‘cozy corner’ is part view of the living room of our Colonial Model House, at St. Louis World’s Fair.”
Date
Source “Radiation and Decoration,” a catalogue from the American Radiator Company, 1905 (https://archive.org/details/RadiationAndDecoration/page/n3)
Author Anonymous

Furnished via Mail Order from the Oriental Emporium of Keokuk

Description
English: Satirical depiction of a scene from an “oriental” movie. Caption: “The sheiks’ tents look as though they had been furnished via mail order from the Oriental Emporium of Keokuk.”
Date
Source Picture-Play, 1922 (https://archive.org/stream/Picture-playMagazineDec.1922/PicturePlay1222#page/n67/mode/1up)
Author Anonymous illustrator

Ball’s Great Daguerrian Gallery of the West

In Cincinnati, on Fourth Street, between Main and Walnut, in Wood’s large building. The great gallery, illustrated here, is twenty by forty feet. There are also two “operating rooms” in which the photographs are taken, one of them prepared especially for children and babies, and a workshop in which the plates are prepared and developed. From Gleason’s Pictorial, 1854.