Merchandising meccas and other commercial curiosities. Our exhibits range from the early 20th to early 21st centuries.
The Rookwood Tea Room featured tiles designed and made by Cincinnati's famed Rookwood Pottery. During WWII, it was used as a USO headquarters. Today, the room serves as the Rookwood United Dairy Farmers Ice Cream Parlor. Photo from Library of Congress
A detail from the Rookwood Tea Room. When installed in the early 1930s, the tile work cost 6 thousand dollars. Today, it is priceless. Photo from Library of Congress