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The first significant revisions to the studio occurred between 1912-13. The first photo with the auto is very early 1912 before significant revisions. The photo with the buggy and perpendicular extension to the studio wing is Wright's personal office area-which basically remains today. The tarp-draped clerestory was the first actual studio revision, before the footprint was eventually pushed out in the direction of the office. Interior photos of the original studio document perhaps the very first revision-he already had made a minor change to the ceiling trim as evidenced by the plaster discoloration!JChoate wrote: What's going on there? Which part of the building is that?
In both photos, if that is Wright (the mans physique appears similar to Wright's), he's probably waiting for the photographer to take a few last minute shots before getting him to Spring Green for the train back to Chicago.
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It's my understanding that Cherokee Red became FLW's signature, go-to color preference beginning with spotting of the red car during the Fallingwater design process -- as late as when he was almost 70 years old.
Along those lines, when did the FLW adopt that signature 'pork pie' hat look? I don't recall any photos of him in that hat with anything other than white hair. Was that another thing he started into his 70's?
The pork pie hat as described in the Wiki piece seems designed for wearing in windy weather: not only does it have a narrow brim, but it includes a hidden tether to be attached to the wearer's clothing !
I've numbered the photos I posted. Which of the hats Mr Wright is wearing qualifies, to us, as a pork pie ? 6, 9, 12 and 13 have the narrowest brims, I think; how many others qualify---if any of them do ?
Would Mr Wright be outraged, perhaps, to find that we were putting him in a pork pie hat ? Did he ever refer to such a thing, himself ?
All of the hats on this page https://www.amazon.com/Stetson-Oakbrook ... B07KGFS5PZ have brims a bit---or more---narrower that all but the most recent photo posted here . . .
Taliesin Door Birdwalk Extreme Closeup 2 copyright 2016 Michael Shuck by Mike Shuck, on Flickr
I believe this is concrete but has plywood form markings embedded on it. I took this photo July 3, 2016. Oddly, 180 degrees from this is a small, wooden door painted red as part of the south Taliesin wall. [/quote]
That puffy mess James posted looks like a typical fedora or homburg untypically shaped.