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Winold Reiss and the Congo Room— A Tiki Bar before they were called that

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BB485E31-3E41-44F6-A0BB-05346F2D0BC9This is described as a lamp shade, but we know what it really is. Can anyone go to Washington DC and get us the better resolution pictures? Honestly, I know these blowups of a screenshot are bad quality. Sorry.)

Oh, anyway off of eBay is this 1923 postcard. It seems to be looking a different angle. It’s yellowed and faded. I’m sure it could be enhanced up. (I don’t have photoshop right now.) It shows there are a great many of the Reiss Marquesas styled chairs both black and white versions and 3 lamps.

I like the nickname of the ‘African Roof’ room but another hinder in searches.

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Ok back to the Library of congress search for the Alamac Hotel. Many pictures in Public Domain but very small thumbnails on line

(https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=Congo+Room+Alamac+Hotel&new=true)

(https://www.loc.gov/item/2019647858/)

[ Edited by Phillip Roberts on 2022-09-30 21:34:06 ]