From Industrial Art, January, 1877. —Such galleries were later established in many museum. In the twentieth century, the cult of originality dictated that most of the plaster collections should be broken up; only one remains in its original hall, at the Carnegie in Pittsburgh.
What was it like? This is the question the history books cannot answer. Here, then, is the essential supplement to your standard histories—the written and pictorial record of the thoughts, amusements, and daily life of the people who lived through the history you read in books.