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Interior Gas Lighting

"The introduction of gas lights into private houses has been taken advantage of by the ladies, who under protest against the glare and uncomfortableness of such bright lights, deliberately spread parasols in evening soirée...A pink parasol judiciously held between a lady's face and a gas burner throws a tender, roseate hue over the complexion."

--"Scientific American," 1847

 

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Elm Park, house of Le Grand Lockwood, Norwalk, CT, 1868-70. This opulent parlor was typical of early gaslit interiors.
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Elm Park, house of Le Grand Lockwood, Norwalk, CT, 1868-70. This opulent parlor was typical of early gaslit interiors.


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