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Mirror. Circa 1940–60. Glass; metal [Art Moderne style] Acc. No. 85.48.1

MirrorDescription: Rectangular mirror in frame made of mirror glass and lightly decorated with abstract linear and circular motifs in frosted glass. Brass reinforcements at miter joints. Frame backed by wood.

Discussion: This mirror was sold by the St. Augustine-based Florida School for the Deaf and Blind as surplus property in 1983, purchased by a private individual, and then donated to the Museum of Florida History. Its earlier history remains unknown, though the deaf and blind school has been a Florida institution since the late 1880s. Not currently on exhibit.






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