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Photo 2: Wilson's library. [Graphic] Photo 2 with link to higher quality photo.

(Woodrow Wilson House)

Photo 3: The drawing room.
[Graphic] Photo 3 with link to higher quality photo. (Woodrow Wilson House)

Photo 2 shows where Wilson spent a great deal of his time: in the library among his books and memorabilia. The portrait over the mantel was commissioned after his death. Photo 3 is the drawing room of the Wilson retirement home. A copy of Mrs. Wilson's portrait shares the room with a mosaic of St. Peter, presented to the Wilsons at the Vatican during their tour of Europe in 1918.

Questions for Photos 2 & 3

1. What objects in the library and drawing room convey Wilson's social and economic position?

2. How did the Wilsons spend their leisure time? Compare with modern-day leisure activities. What has changed?

* The image on the screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high resolution version of Photo 2 and Photo 3 but be aware that each will take about 30 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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