I recently I bought a historic photo of the construction crew at Mills Mansion in Staatsburg, NY. The photo dates to 1895. In examining the photo I discovered one of the workers was holding a Gilder’s “mop” brush and is likely the worker who did the gilding inside of the mansion and for anyone who has visited this NYS owned historic site knows that is a lot of gilding. I was the former Director of Education there from 1993-1997. I have been in contact with the current staff and they are very excited about this new discovery.
NYS promotional video HERE
Visitor created video HERE
Photo at Library of Congress HERE