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“For They Are Contraband”—An 1826 Letter From William Workman

Nearly two centuries after it was written, an 1826 letter from William Workman to his brother David has been donated to the Homestead by descendants of David. 493 more words


Spotlight Artifact: Sholes & Glidden Typewritter

C.L. Sholes, an American mechanical engineer, along with his colleagues Carlos Glidden and Samuel Soule, invented the first practical typewriting machine in 1866. After many years of alterations, experiments, and patent applications, the Sholes & Glidden typewriter, pictured in the image above, was first manufactured in 1873. 331 more words


NEWS ITEM: From The Wall Street Journal, New Louvre Exhibit Showcases Unknown Treasures of Thrace

‘The Saga of the Thracian Kings’ brings together 1,600 objects from 17 Bulgarian museums, documenting ancient art works from the Odrysian kingdom. Here is the link (opens in a new window): … 7 more words


Japanese-American internment artifacts auction cancelled after backlash

From the Guardian, Apr 2015

Rago Arts and Auction Center was ‘taken by surprise’ at reactions to sale of 450 items ‘from disgraceful period in American history’ 399 more words


Remains of convicted practioners of Witchcraft

On the 25th of may 1951 The good Rev S. Jones contacted a Mr C. H. Williamson of the Newly established Isle of Man witchcraft Museum. 144 more words


His side of things. 

August 24th 2013

Probably the most influential article I will ever post on this blog.

Years ago we had one of our discussions (sloppy Saturday’s for you that have been reading) and as I was rambling on about my emotions and what he had done that upset me in that moment. 73 more words


Mini Cabinet of Curiosity

I made a miniature Cabinet of Curiosity for the First State Mini Club show last month. The 8 inch by 8 inch box, a club project, was challenging because of the small size. 28 more words