Lesher House dining room

Posted by
karla (Omaha, United States) on 30 July 2020 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Stuhr Railroad Town: Lesher House dining room is cleared and waiting for the next meal. More lace filters light across a white damask linen tablecloth. Oil lamps are standing by to provide lighting for dinnertime. Electric lighting was not yet on the Plains in 1892--it would be a couple more decades before electricity began to be available.

By the way, the first electric lighting in a house or building was installed in 1870 (that's years before Edison's success) at Cragside House, Northumberland, England. Power was supplied by a hydro-electric generator, the entire system created by William Armstrong, inventor and industrialist, who built the house for his family. Armstrong added fire alarms, a dumb waiter, Turkish bath, and other useful and fun things. Cragside House is under the National Trust.

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Existence Artistique from Angers, France

agréa ble

30 Jul 2020 8:33am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Nice old elegance

30 Jul 2020 9:35am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Removing the color releases so much detail! Neat image here.

30 Jul 2020 11:04am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Excellent tones and contrasts captured in this shot! The detail in the wallpaper and sheers is beautiful. A nice vintage feel to this B&W composition.

30 Jul 2020 12:03pm

@Steven: Thanks! Black and white for a different emphasis.

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame, lights & details!
Lovely !!!!!

30 Jul 2020 4:56pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lovely old dining room.

30 Jul 2020 6:50pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This house has such a treasured history. This larger view of the dining room is just beautiful! I love those lace curtains.

30 Jul 2020 7:37pm

@Elaine Hancock: Indeed! It was fun to look around and be able to take pictures. It would have been nice to know who actually lived in the house, and learn more about their lives.