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The Bedroom

The Bedroom


Contrary to many people’s first impression, this was not the original master bedroom. It is set up to display an adult’s bedroom.

Items on the dresser include a shoehorn, nail file, brush, hand mirror, and hair receiver. Women would collect hair from their brushes and keep it in the hair receiver. The hair could be formed into a “rat” to add volume in hairstyles.

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