industrial era influence
October 20, 2010 § Leave a comment
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa I have been completely enveloped in a world of industrial labor, progressive politics, and defiant culture.
I’m speaking of the 1920s of course- a period of American history which I am currently studying. During lectures I always find my mind wandering off to images of New York City tenements bustling with immigrants- smoke rising through chimneys of industrial factories- women dressed in “risque” fashion- and Model-T lined streets outside of Central Park. If I could go back one time in history this would be it.
Here are some of my favorite industrial finds:
stainless steel desk – love the sleek design
exposed bulb chandelier
industrial United States Postal Service mail box
industrial meets Art Deco bed frame
vintage horse-racing photographs
perforated wood and metal industrial cart – such a unique piece! wonder what I could use this for…
absolutely adore this workers chair
industrial pendent light – classic
this is actually a British Colonial sideboard from the early 1900s; while it technically may not be a piece of the industrial age, I feel that it’s contrasting wood tones and brass handles are characteristics that could be identified with pieces of the industrial era