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Who needs lampshades?-1

Read the following quotation...

‘The master wishes to get all the light possible, and the mistress to have the light as pleasant and becoming as possible. It is rather difficult to reconcile these two wishes’

Source: (Alice Gordon, 'Decorative Electricity', p. 4)

What do you think this statement suggests about how men and women were thought to prefer the electric light to be displayed in their houses during the late nineteenth century?

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