Category Archives: Mid Century

Posted on 05 March, 2016

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Stettheimer Dollhouse Foyer and Glass Elevator found on MonopolThe First Dollhouse 

The Stettheimer Dollhouse

Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks was a favorite watering hole of the New York City rich and famous. In the summer of 1916, the upper-class children had a fund-raising bazaar to benefit local children affected by a polio epidemic. Some pestered their parents for contributions, others pestered the neighbors. Carrie Stettheimer, the youngest of three daughters, got wooden boxes from a grocer and created a dollhouse with found objects and scraps. When the family returned home to their West 58th Street mansion, Carrie began her life-long work – The Stettheimer Dollhouse.

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Posted on 29 December, 2015

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Kathleen Holm’s Mid-Century Beauty – The Foyer

 

A Mid-Century Beauty

Kathy Holmes says her dollhouse is loosely based on the 1930s-40s, with some liberties taken. It took 3 years to build,

Kathleen Holmes posted a picture of the foyer of her Mid-Century dollhouse on her Facebook profile. The pictures is so eye-catching, which is the purpose of photography. I commented on her post, “Beautiful work made even better by good photography. The pictures of many good miniatures suffer from flat, frontal lighting. This photo draws the viewer in by lighting the background, creating depth and mystery. I love it.”

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Posted by Susan Downing

Categories: dollhouses, Mid Century


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