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Here's How Designers Spruced Up Showhouses in 1940

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Presenting Monochromes, a new Friday mini-series wherein Curbed delves deep into the Library of Congress's photographic annals, resurfacing with an armful of old black-and-white photos of architecture and interior design of yesteryear. Have a find you want to share? Hit up the tipline; we'd love to hear from you.


Last week the world got a look into the ultra-modern showhouse of the New York World's Fair, a glassy, shag-carpeted number that very clearly sits on the opening end of the midcentury modern boom. Today: another house from the fair's Town of Tomorrow, a designer show-stopper that boasts such wild and crazy decor choices as a chevron-stripe banquette, cowhide chairs, and custom linoleum floors.

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