Sunday, June 8, 2014

Yellowstone: Marquetry and Copper at Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel

The historic Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel at the north end of the park, 
for all its modernization, contains treasure. 
A huge parquetry map of the US from 1937, and a copper and shell fountain, 
are especially notable.
Lighting of the map is an amateur photographer's challenge.
Of geopolitical note from the times: Africa, Central America, and East India are listed as source "countries" for some of the specialized woods.

This water fountain in the lobby is stunningly shaped of hammered copper. 

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