Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Early 20th Century Grooming




I took these pictures awhile ago when I was touring the upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms in the main house of the Goodwood estate, an antebellum plantation house which was built circa 1840 and has been restored to its early 20th century appearance. You can read about the history of the estate here. Bottles containing cologne, alcohol, and bay rum can be seen on the dresser in the first shot. Pond's extract, violet ammonia, and spirits of camphor are sitting on the dresser next to the top hat in the second shot. The third picture shows antique bottles on a shelf over the sink in one of the bathrooms. You can see the reflection of an old claw foot bathtub in the mirror.

Linking to Our World Tuesday and Tuesday's Treasures.

25 comments:

biebkriebels said...

I like that to look around in old houses and to see how they lived. This one looks very well preserved.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it reminds me of my Grandmother's bathroom. It is well preserved. Great photos. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

Gayle atMuldoon said...

Wonderful reflection in the mirror photo.
I will be reading the history for sure. Thanks for the link.

Tanya Breese said...

i love the reflection and i have a bowl somewhere around here with a similar print to that one in the mirror!

Heidi's Wanderings said...

I really like that photo with the top hat. It just is different from what you see in most photos.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindo e belas fotografias.
Um abra├žo e boa semana.

Sharon Anck said...

I love the vintage items on display.

VP said...

I guess it was time-intensive...

ellen b. said...

Very cool old treasures!

Cranberry Morning said...

I love these photos! I've also always liked sinks with a tall, rounded backsplash like that has.

Lowell said...

Seems to me I remember some of that stuff from the homes of my relatives when I was a child. I would like to visit that place and soak up its atmosphere and history. Can you imagine what someone from that time would think of the plethora of "beauty" aids now available? Just colognes. My god, there must be hundreds of them on the market!

Tom said...

Great shots of a treasured past. I love the shot of the mirror. Thanks Lois for sharing at Tuesday's Treasures and I hope that you return real soon.

Sylvia K said...

What a great look back, Lois!! And your post reminded me how much I enjoy living in the "NOW"!! I love history, just don't want to live in it!! Hope your week is going well!! Enjoy!!

Klara said...

great photos.

bill said...

The reflection in the mirror is wonderful. Looks like it was a great tour.

cieldequimper said...

That's really nice but I wouldn't want to return to those days, unless of course I had a few helping hands... :-)

Halcyon said...

What a neat tour! Thanks for taking us along.

William Kendall said...

The top hat is what draws my eye here.

RedPat said...

I love the old bottles!

uberrhund said...

Great subject and photos, I really like the reflection of the old tub.
These are treasures indeed!

Revrunner said...

Whew! I'd be lost in a bathroom like that. Alcohol, rum . . . I might have thought I had stumbled into a bar by mistake.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great photos of the place! And it's nice that they let you take photographs. (I went to the Mark Twain house and it was no interior photos allowed.)

Marie C said...

What a wonderful display in this awesome historic house. So glad you shared the photos.

Bethany Carson said...

Interesting to read/see what people used to use as grooming supplies!

Gunn said...

What a unique and nice place you have photographed.