Let’s go back about a hundred years for this week’s Thursday Doors post from the Cavan County Museum. If I was a gentleman waiting on a morning train to work I would probably take a seat on one of those lovely old chairs in this first image. I quite fancy the red one.
For a longer trip, I might pack my clothes in a fine old trunk such as this one.
However, if I had been a young woman in the old days I might have had lodgings in a nice little townhouse. Have a look through this next door.
Judging by the time on that mantle clock, I’m late for work.
Let’s take a closer look at the office I might have worked in.
When I finished secondary school or high school, back in the mid 70’s, I attended an office administration course at Miss Merry’s Secretarial Academy in Dublin. We had a choice of learning Gregg or Pitman shorthand but there was no choosing which typewriter to use. Our classroom contained about a dozen different versions of typewriter, from the one in the photo above to the most up to date electric one. We all took turns using every one of them because in those days we could end up working on ancient models, as they were still in use. I’m showing my age now. Needless to say, the electric one was most popular and much easier on the hands.
Being a writer and booklover, this shelf full of old books definitely caught my eye. I had to downsize my own collection to fit in our tiny house. This next image shows you what I’m left with. I think I have room for one or two more but I’ll be very selective.
Thanks so much for stopping by and if you carry on over to Norm’s blog you’ll see links to lots more doors. Next week I’ll have another in the Thursday Doors series from the Cavan County Museum.