National Geographic : 1919 May
EVERYONE IS INTERESTED IN PERIOD FURNITURE THE fame of such designers as Chippendale, Edison Laboratories reproduced various famous SHeppelwhite and Sheraton endures like the cabinets at prices ranging as high as six fame of Shakespeare. The genius of these old thousand dollars. masters wrought so great an artistry and grace It was characteristic of Mr. Edison that he in the furniture which they created that cul- said: "If period cabinets are desired by people tured people today insist upon its reproduction who are willing to pay several thousand dollars or adaptation for modern needs. for an Edison Phonograph, why not put all Edi The history of artistic furniture design began son Phonographs into period cases and let every several hundred years ago and perhaps it is not one have the best there is in cabinet design ? " too much to say that it ended with the eight- Mr. Edison's word is law at the Edison Lab eenth century. Progressive phonograph man- oratories. Henceforth (with the exception of ufacturers for several years have offered their two models designed for summer cottages) each phonographs in expensive period cabinets run- and every New Edison-no matter what its ning into thousands of dollars in cost. The price-will be encased in a period cabinet. 7e NEW EDISON "The Phonograph with a Soul" HOTEL COMMODORE can now be obtained in artistic MISS ELSIE DE WOLFE New York City and authoritative period cabinets of New York City 25 June, 1919 from $155 to $6000. The new line AMERICA'S most celebrated THESE wonderful new moder- of moderately priced period models Li. designer of household inte ately priced Edison period ranges from $155 to $300. NOTE: riors has placed the stamp of her models will be on exhibition for When you buy the New Edison approval on these new cabinets: the benefit of the furniture lovers in Mahogany, you get genuine Mr Edison has adopted for hi of New York City and vicinity, mahogany and when you purchase phonographs are in pleasant con ten A. M. to five P.M . June 25th. it in oak, you get selected quarter trast to the rather grotesque cases Those who do not live in the sawed white oak of the highest which te o ratesuently se From the characteristically di Greater New York district will quality, minutive and graceful Heppel find their local Edison dealer glad The Official Laboratory Model, white to the costly replicas of to give full information concern- also known as "The Three Million historic pieces, the superior furni ture value of Edison cabinets can ing the new models. Dollar Phonograph," sells at $285. scarcely fail to impress the lover Our new de luxe catalog, a It is furnished in Chippendale or of good furniture." complimentary copy of the mag' William and Mary, at the elec asine Along Broadway and the tion of the purchaser. booklet What the Critics Say THOMAS A. EDISON, Inc. will be sent you from the Edison Laboratories upon request. ORANGE, N. J. The above prices are United States prices. _ nralgB a3a _ i aftlB^ I l jf , llIllIlllll* ^^l "Mention The Geographic-It identifies you"