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Selling Memories and History

By Judy Berman

The yellowed, tattered newspaper clippings and mementos that were part of my late mother-in-law’s life brought back a flood of memories.

As my husband started to inventory his mother’s belongings years ago, I thought about how little she spent on herself. 809 more words


“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