Archives For November 2012

For a Thanksgiving week edition on the blog, we’re taking a closer look at a Herter Brothers dining table from the original Nickerson Mansion, now part of the Driehaus Museum’s collection.

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The late 19th-century academic Thorstein Veblen wrote The Theory of the Leisure Class in 1899 and coined for us the famous term “conspicuous consumption.”

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This historic building, residence, and political hub is also a museum in its own right, boasting a wonderful collection of fine and decorative arts that spans centuries.

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