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Edith Wharton & Autumn in the Berkshires

I don’t know about you, but I love the change from summer to autumn, when the temperature cools, the leaves change color, and there is something fresh and exciting in the air! For our Gilded Age counterparts, the change in season meant leaving Newport and preparing for the New York season, which was book-ended by …

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Edwardian Interiors: The Bathroom

For a room so intimate and created for the expulsion of bodily excrement, the Edwardians were inordinately obsessed with bathrooms and plumbing. It was quite commonplace to discuss one’s digestive system and “regularness,” and during a house party in the country, the best hostesses paid close attention to the number of guests invited per bathroom. …

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