Deerfield Inn Brochure from the Mid-1920sBy: Jane Howard | On: April 9, 2014
A lovely gift from a friend of the Deerfield Inn who found this brochure in one of the boxes his grandmother had stored in her attic. You can’t see the car on the front very well, but peering through a jeweler’s loupe, a car guy we know dated it to the early 1920s. It shows the influence of the art deco period, he said, when cars had become accepted as a normal part of everyday life. “This beautiful piece of machinery probably belonged to someone who could afford a bit more than the basics, and for whom it meant not only the adventure and anticipation of travel, but was also an endorsement of the influence of the exciting new themes sweeping art and design.”
A room back then could cost $6 ‘with bath or with running water,’ which is rather mysterious wording, and a dinner in the Old Prints Dining Room cost $1!
Still “Truly a delightful, friendly place to visit…” with rooms that are “quite charming and comfortable!”