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All photos via The Gottscho-Schleisner Collection at the Library of Congress
If there was a highly inclusive visual dictionary for midcentury decor terms, this Long Island house belonging to a couple known to the Library of Congress as Mr. and Mrs. Abr. Schreiber, would surely be entirety of the chapter on New York suburbia. Photographed in January of 1955, the interiors are rife exemplary midcentury touches: George Nelson bubble lamps, built-in bedroom furniture, plaid curtains, wood paneling, a Noguchi table, wall-to-wall credenzas, and more. Have a look.
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