"The well-appointed dining room. Characteristics are the high, cain-seat chairs, the monstrously heavy dining room table, the elaborate buffet with its generous display of beakers, pitchers, glass, and what have you. Heavy Chenille table-cloths and drapes were the order of the day, and scatter rugs were woven portraits of people or animals. A folding screen in the doorway provided privacy of a kind for both adjoining rooms. The chandelier provides two standard gas-jet lights, and if you will look closely, also two electric lights. Electricity was not considered wholly reliable, and, besides, was generally available only at night; gas was the predominant illuminant. This photograph, incidentally, was made on a "homemade" glass plat; the silver-bromide solution is formed, was coated o the glass in the photographer's own dark room. The uneven dark areas in the upper portion of the picture as due to an irregular application of the solution, correctly called "emulsion.""