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Photo 4: Louise Vanderbilt's bedroom. [Photo 4] with link to higher quality photo.
(National Park Service)

This room is a reproduction of a French Queen's chamber from the Louis XV period. It features a ceremonial railing around the bed, silk wall coverings at the head of the bed, and French paintings. A connecting door leads to Louise Vanderbilt's boudoir (dressing room).

Questions for Photo 4

1. Refer to Drawing 2 to find the location of Louise Vanderbilt's bedroom.

2. How does this room reflect the Gilded Age?

3. Why might Louise Vanderbilt have wanted to sleep in a reproduction of a French Queen' bedroom?

* The photo on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of Photo 4, but be aware that the file will take as much as 35 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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