National Geographic : 1916 Sep
"THE OLDEST DOOR IN THE WORLD." It may be seen in the Church of Santa Sabina, on the Aventine Hill in Rome. "This door is of Cypress and is adorned with carvings, mostly of the 5th Century. The upper carving at the left is said to be the oldest representation of the crucifixion." Another archaeological authority (in Princeton, New Jersey) writes, "Opinions vary as to the dates of these doors, but the weight of opinion puts them as early as the 5th or 6th Century, A. D." (DOES CYPRESS, "The Wood Eternal," LAST?) If a Cypress door continues in daily use for over 1400 years, and you build your new home of Cypress, all or in part, how much will you and your posterity save in repair bills if put out at compound interest? The same logic applies to present repairs or additions on structures built by people who did not learn about "The Wood Eternal' soon enough. Mansion, cottage, back fence or pergola-it's all the same. The photograph above (much larger) on India Tint paper, is the "art supplement" to Volume 38 of the internationally famous Cypress Pocket Library. This vol. is about "home-grqwn" furniture and contains full-sized detail plans and complete specifications for seven different furniture designs 52 pages. 12 illustrations. 2 supplements. It is yours on request, with our compliments. The sooner the better. (Also ask for Vol. 1.) Southern 7Cypress Manufacturers'Assn. 1224 Hibernia Bank Bldg., New Orleans, La., or o, 124 Heard Nat'l Bank Bldg, Jacksonville, Fla.