An article in The New York Times imagined “a student at Vassar College looking dreamily out of the Victorian-modified, Elizabethan-style casement window in Rockefeller Hall in the middle of a lecture in 1897” when reviewing Windows Through Time: American Windows From the 1630s to the 1930s, an exhibit in The National Buildings Museum in Washington, DC.  Although set a year too early, the image was provoked by an original window from Rockefeller Hall (1898), one of 18 windows chosen by the exhibit’s curator, Charles E. Fisher, “to foster a greater appreciation of historic windows in historic buildings.”

None of the windows were cleaned or repainted, and all were hung at the height they would have been at in their original settings.  Among other windows in the exhibit were a large, industrial steel window from the Lippincott Press Building in Philadelphia from 1911 and two windows from Lowell, MA, one from the house of a millworker and the other from a mill owner’s home.