Tag Archives: Smithsonian Institution

Maynard-Lao Archive: Item 0002 [Historic Ann Arbor Farmhouse Brass Doorknob]

As I explained in an earlier post, I’m in the process of making my way through the house and separating the wheat from the chaff, determining which items will remain in our family archive, and which will be jettisoned into the ever-churning gyre of garbage that surrounds us. What follows is my justification for keeping […]

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Looking for the Mark III

I rarely share them here, but I’m known to go off on wild goose chases every now and then, trying my best to track down useless historical facts and obscure items that, for whatever reason, I’ve become obsessed by. A few years back, as you may recall, I decided that I needed to know what […]

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Printing yourself a Dillinger artifact from the Smithsonian’s adult section

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OJ’s “acquittal suit” headed for the Smithsonian?

Folks at the Smithsonian have indicated that they wouldn’t accept it, but apparently OJ Simpson has his heart set on donating his “acquittal suit” to the Smithsonian. No word as of yet on whether or not he’d include those “ugly ass” Bruno Maglis that he killed Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman in. I haven’t been […]

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