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

Salvage One

industrial United States Postal Service mail box

industrial meets Art Deco bed frame


vintage horse-racing photographs

task lamp

perforated wood and metal industrial cart – such a unique piece! wonder what I could use this for…

three potato four

reinforced wood and iron strongbox

absolutely adore this workers chair

industrial pendent light – classic

Urban Remains

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

1st Dibs


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