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Beautiful Objects for General Consumption: The New York Department Store and Modern Design in the 1920s

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Fri, 02 Jun 2017 15:30:10 +0000
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The Jazz Age
American modern design
department stores
furniture
interiors
jazz age
Lord & Taylor
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