Smoking Room, Harrison Stephens house

Smoking room, Harrison Stephens house

In the 19th century, smoking was a male activity and the smoking room was reserved for men. While there were frequently smoking rooms in clubs, hotels and trains, there were far fewer in private residences. However, those who could afford it liked to reserve a room for this purpose, and decorate it with motifs reminiscent of the Middle East. Look at the features of the wallpaper in Harrison Stephens' smoking room.

Wm. Notman & Son
McCord Museum of Canadian History - Gift of Mr. Murray Ballantyne
c. 1904
Silver salts on paper (matt finish) mounted on paper - Gelatin silver process
25 x 20 cm
N-1977.88.8
© McCord Museum of Canadian History


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