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101 Objects That Made America & My 10

The American buffalo.  Polio Vaccine.  Marian Anderson’s fur coat.   The Predator drone. Singer sewing machine.  The AIDs Quilt. These are among the 101 objects selected by Smithsonian Magazine editors and featured in its special collector’s issue. Curators culled these from the … Continue reading

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Cordials, Anyone?

“Do you want my crystal cordial glasses?” My mother asked me this morning. “I have 16 of them.” No, I said. I have plenty of my own. Two sets in fact. Two sets hardly used. I have simple glass ones … Continue reading

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