Interior Design

Collection Description

In the early twentieth century many Americans and Europeans began to view the decoration of their homes as important expressions of identity. They often turned to both professional designers and publications for advice and examples. The Wolfsonian’s library has many of the major interior design magazines of the early twentieth century as well as luxury print portfolios showing interiors by leading designers (especially in France). Wallpaper samples and other household objects in the collection reveal trends in the way people chose to decorate their homes, from the custom-designed and hand-crafted interiors that were within the means only of the very wealthy, to the mass-produced and mass-marketed home furnishings accessible to middle-class Americans.

Sightseeing: luxury cruiser, Lake Pancoast : combination cruise : tropic waters of Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach, Venetian Isles, Florida Keys, Vanderbilt and Deering Estates
Conte Grande: die erste klasse
Christmas cruise to the West Indies 1937: North German Lloyd S.S. Columbus, Thursday, December 30th
The  new Orient liner, Orion: tourist
South America by Royal Mail
Genua, Blick auf den Campo Santo | Genoa, view of the Campo Santo
Old Bay Line : the best way in every way by night boat : Baltimore -- Norfolk -- Old Point comfort -- Portsmouth
Service de la Méditerranée
The  story of a great ocean liner
Abstract of log of the Cunard White Star R.M.S. Queen Mary
While in Havana visit Tropicana
Cabin plan of the New Washington: United States Lines
[African woman pouring tea from a water tank balanced atop her head]
R.M.S. Queen Mary luncheon menu [for] Friday, June 5, 1936