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private3 073If you lived in New York City in the early twenties of the last century and if you were a woman of means your apartment would be decorated by the First Lady of Interior Decoration Elsie de Wolfe.

private3 085 private3 097 private3 090 Socialite, actress and author who after a well established career in acting  decorated the digs of the Rich and Super Rich in her uncluttered “Follies” style of chintz and unburdened elegance.

Those were the days when ladies went riding, in gear bought perhaps at Bonwit Teller

private3 086and real men drove Cords themselves or had chauffeur driven Cadillacs hoping always to upgrade to a Duesenberg. These men wore brogues and suspenders and hats were in style. Don’t you love spring?

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