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Culture and Comfort
Parlor Making and Middle-Class Identity, 1850-1930
Written by Katherine Grier


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: June 22, 2010
Price: $24.95

In Culture and Comfort Katherine C. Grier shows how the design and furnishings of the mid-nineteenth century parlor reflected the self-image of the Victorian middle class. Parlors provided public facades for formal occasions and represented an attempt to resolve the often opposing ideals of gentility and sincerity to which American culture... Read more >
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Culture and Comfort
Parlor Making and Middle-Class Identity, 1850-1930
Written by Katherine Grier


Format: eBook, 280 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $24.95

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