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Photo 1: The Wilcox library today. [Photo 1] with link to larger version of photo.
(Photo by Dick Frear, National Park Service)

The Wilcoxes improved upon the interior and exterior of their house, transforming it into a stately mansion reflecting the status of a prominent lawyer and his wealthy wife. They turned the two first-floor parlors into the large library pictured here. The room has been meticulously restored to its 1901 appearance.

Questions for Photo 1

1. What can this photo tell you about the Wilcox family and their lifestyle? What can it tell you about life in general at the turn-of-the-century?

2. Why might this room have been chosen for the inauguration?

* The photo on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Photo 1, but be aware that the file will take as much as 32 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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