Alongside the tools of the gardeners themselves, the camera played an important role in supporting the growth of American landscape design in the 20th century. It was in the efforts of the photographers, several of whom are currently being highlighted during our Groundbreakers exhibition, that the styles of women like Farrand and Coffin met the public eye. Don’t forget to visit our LuEsther T. Mertz Library for an important exhibit on some of the women who made all of this possible!
This Art Deco Emerson "Mae West" radio was designed by Count Alexis De Sakhnoffsky. This provocative design using circular shaped wood was radical in a time when rectangular tombstone radios and furniture-like consoles were stylish. No other radio made by Emerson compares to the Mae West in design. This is what makes the BD-197 quite rare today and would be the highlight of any radio collection. Radio's cabinet was made for Emerson Radio by Ingraham of Bristol, Connecticut.
World war One did not officially end when the Armistice was signed (on November 11th, 1918) it ended when Germany repaid reparations it owed other nations. This just happened today, which in reality, officially ends World War 1! 10-3-2010
First manufactured in the mid-20th century, these varnished steel chairs were designed to withstand the wear-and-tear of bistro, bar and brasserie patrons while remaining ever-recherché. So we have no doubt they will weather many a holiday and household event with typical panache. Still handcrafted—with more than 100 steps to the process—in the Burgundy atelier where they originated. Comfortable and dramatic indoors