A very quick post here to show you two major developments. The desk and draperies have arrived!
As have some of the textiles, like the mantle-piece cover:
I’ll be taking some more photos of the spectacular draperies soon – they are proving very hard to photograph against the windows without specially lighting the room for photography, but we’ll see what we can do. Notice too the new 1904 Harvard banner, a duplicate of one we saw in the Harvard Archives records, as well as the menus and other pieces of ephemera we acquired from EBay, now mounted above FDR’s desk.
Thanks again to the family of Richard Mayer’ 56 and an anonymous donor for the desk restoration.
As for the draperies, we’ve still a ways to go paying for those! Ahem! Ahem! to those of you who need to renew your membership! 🙂