Dining Room, Renovated Carnegie Mansion

ID: 95-20308

Creator: Cunningham, Bill

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1974

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 267, Box 105, Folder 25

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View of the ornately carved ceiling in the Dining Room of the renovated Carnegie Mansion, New York City, looking through to the Breakfast Room. On the left over the fireplace is a painting by Howard Russell Butler. The mansion is the new home of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts and Design and the room is set up for the Benefit Auction in March of 1974.


  • Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


stamp on back of photograph: Bill Cunningham, 881 7th Ave., N.Y.C., JU 2-0457

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 267, Box 105, Folder 25

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu



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  • Museum buildings
  • Decoration and ornament
  • Ceilings
  • Architecture
  • New Museums
  • Museums
  • New Galleries
  • Decorative arts
  • Museums--New York City


New York City


  • Photographic print
  • Interior

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Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print

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