Courtesy the files of the Startribune, a detail of one of the hotel’s luxurious suites. Yes, suites. It had a phone, didn’t it? It had two windows with cross-ventilation. A reading lamp and a sofa, and a strange white pipe in the corner the retoucher had managed to make more conspicuous, somehow.

A reader of this site sent along a photo of a washcloth – it’s not of this era, but who cares.