I am an actor who is not good at imagining. At least when it comes to the objects and things that might surround a character who lives in a time/place from history that is different than my own. I need some help - a place to jump off and get started.
Tenement Museum in New York where you can walk through a tenement apartment building and see different apartments restored to reflect different time periods in the building's history.
Georgian House Museum, which is a house from 1794, restored and filled with objects from that time.
So, if like me, you aren't the best imaginer, the objects in this book, and in museums and historic homes everywhere, are a terrific resource for our actor imaginations.