Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Minton Tile 1909 catalog

I've been digging thru period catalogs again. I ran across a color Minton Tile catalog from c. 1905 that is quite stunning. Here are many color pictures from it.


  1. These templates of tile are so very cool. I love them and I love that era and the craftsmans style of house. Also your Shasta looks alot like our son Cole. (My honey calls him son from time to time, the human kids do not care for it.) Thank you for sharing.

  2. I am writing about The Gilded Age and describing a little boy's (3 years-old) bedroom in a townhouse on upper Madison Avenue. Would any of these be suitable? Or would you have a suggestion? I appreciate any suggestions you might have.

    1. I would expect bedrooms to have a wood floor. Our upper floors are finished with douglas fir, which was an affordable finish at the time.