Thursday’s Special: Traces of the Past

My husband and I visited the Morgan Library last week. It was founded to house the private library of J. P. Morgan in 1906. John Pierpont “J.P.” Morgan (April 17, 1837 – March 31, 1913) was an American financier and banker who dominated corporate finance and industrial consolidation during his time. The library was made a public institution in 1924 by J. P. Morgan’s son John Pierpont Morgan, Jr., in accordance with his father’s will.

The walls of the library reach a height of thirty feet, and are lined floor to ceiling with triple tiers of bookcases fashioned of bronze and inlaid walnut. Two staircases, concealed behind bookcases at the corners of the room, provide access to the balconies above. A trace of the past very present in NYC today.

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35 thoughts on “Thursday’s Special: Traces of the Past

  1. What a gorgeous library! I could walk, sit and lie there for ever – contemplating. Just wonderful, and the kind of “dream library” for a movie as well!

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  2. What an astonishing beautiful place. You have taken excellent photos of it. Really, really good. Thank you very much, Lisa. If I put a poll next week (depends on how many entries there will be) what photo would you like me to display? I am having hard time deciding because every one of them has its appeal.

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