Paris Exposition

Image features a wallpaper commemorating the Paris Exposition of 1855. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
Walls Celebrate Industrial Progress
Wallpapers have a long history of celebrating innovations in technology, especially when it involves mobility. Early steam-powered locomotives and paddle boats, automobiles and airplanes are frequent themes. Feats of civil engineering including the Brooklyn Bridge are also highlighted. Here is a wallpaper celebrating industrial progress. This paper is commemorating the Exposition Universelle of 1855, the...
A Clearly Viennese Vase: Ambassador Vase by Oswald Haerdtl
Now on view in The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s, this Ambassador Vase was likely used in the dining room of Agnes Miles Carpenter's "Style Moderne" Fifth Avenue apartment.