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    TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
    The MintÕs Curator of Decorative Arts, Brian Gallagher, is reflected in a mirror atop a silver dressing table during a preview of "Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the WORLDÕS FAIRS 1851-1939" at the Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts Thursday, September 19, 2013. The dressing table was exhibited at the1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris. The Mint exhibition will be on display beginning Sunday, September 22 through January 19, 2014. TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
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    TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
    The MintÕs Curator of Decorative Arts, Brian Gallagher, leads a tour during a preview of "Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the WORLDÕS FAIRS 1851-1939" at the Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts Thursday, September 19, 2013. The Mint exhibition will be on display beginning Sunday, September 22 through January 19, 2014. TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
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    TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
    A Baccarat punch bowl set is on display as part of "Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the WORLDÕS FAIRS 1851-1939" at the Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts Thursday, September 19, 2013. The Mint exhibition will be on display beginning Sunday, September 22 through January 19, 2014. TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
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    TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
    The "Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the WORLDÕS FAIRS 1851-1939" exhibit is displayed on two levels at the Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts Thursday, September 19, 2013. TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
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    TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
    An ornate bookcase is on display as part of "Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the WORLDÕS FAIRS 1851-1939" at the Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts Thursday, September 19, 2013. The Mint exhibition will be on display beginning Sunday, September 22 through January 19, 2014. TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
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    TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
    This Skyscraper desk and bookcase designed by Paul T. Frankl is on display as part of "Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the WORLDÕS FAIRS 1851-1939" at the Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts Thursday, September 19, 2013. The Mint exhibition will be on display beginning Sunday, September 22 through January 19, 2014. TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
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