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Homewood Museum provides images for educational presentations, professional research, print and electronic publications, and media projects. All requests for images must be made in writing to the Director-Curator. All requests are processed in a timely manner, according to the order in which they are received.

Contact:
Catherine Rogers Arthur
Homewood Museum
The Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
tel: 410.516.5589
fax: 410.516.7859

3400 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
410.516.5589

homewoodmuseum@jhu.edu
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Dressing Room

In addition to the Dressing Room’s obvious function, this room could have also been used as a small sitting room for needlework, reading, or correspondence. A closet—about ten feet off the floor and accessible only by ladder—was used for seasonal storage. The painted floorcloth, in a pattern called “tumbling blocks” provided a durable floor covering that would have been significantly cooler than carpeting in the summer months.