The discrete charm of the bourgeoisie…

Entering the private sphere of the upper classes of the Victorian era, you step into a world of privilege. You leave your card at the door, prepared to be surprised by whatever spectacle awaits you. This type of house is often full of furniture and assorted objects carefully tended by a few servants. Moreover, some rooms in the house are reserved for specific occupants. The smoking room, for instance, is where the gentlemen retire, sporting hats and embroidered suspenders that are, at times, made by their wives.
Conrad Graham, Nathalie Lampron, Karine Rousseau, Elizabeth Sifton and Nicole Vallières
McCord Museum of Canadian History

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