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Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Monday, October 5th, 2009

6:54 pm

Washington State University Creamery

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Some of America’s best foodstuffs come from its fine state colleges. Of note is the beef jerk and American Kobe beef from Texas A&M. Several schools also produce superb ice cream. Washington State University is notable for two things –…

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

8:20 pm

Odd Wisconsin

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“Sometimes powerful and compelling stories come from unexpected and unusual places.” Given the absolute truth of the above statement, the Wisconsin Historical Society has mounted an on-going exhibition dedicated to weird and wonderful objects. Odd Wisconsin includes such items as…

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Monday, September 28th, 2009

5:53 pm

The Disstonian Institute | A History of Disston Saws

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Fell upon the Disstonian Institute over the weekend, and subsequently spent much of next few days trolling through its pages. Few websites are so dedicated and comprehensive in their coverage of a single manufacturer, in this case Disston Saws. Disston’s…

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Friday, September 18th, 2009

6:57 pm

James D. Julia Historic Firearms Auction

James D. Julia Historic Firearms Auction

James D. Julia Auctions in Fairfield, Maine hosts its annual rare and historic firearms sale October 6-7. Items range from the morbid death mask of FBI most wanted bank robber John Dillinger to a 1968 Browning pistol with a gold…

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

8:50 pm

Christie’s Americana Auction

Christie’s Americana Auction

Christie’s September 30 Americana sale boasts a healthy assortment of early American furniture, prints, paintings, and ceramics. Highlights include a dwarf clock made by Boston-area clockmaker Joshua Wilder, circa 1825. Preview the sale in New York September 26-29 or online…

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

The Glass Industry in South Boston

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Until I spent several years working with some of the mega collectors of Mt. Washington Glass, my interest in the glass industry and its breadth in Massachusetts was minimal at best. However, learning about the process of manufacture and the…

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Monday, September 7th, 2009

Field and Stream

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While some of us on team Selectism are bored of work wear and “heritage” relaunch, others are pleased. I, for one, grew up wearing items from Filson and Woolrich (even when the cuts were crap and the materials a bit…

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Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

8:16 pm

Signs of the Times

Signs of the Times

Signs of the Times ran at the Nantucket Historical Society from May to September of 2006. The exhibition covered the changing face of the Island through a wonderful collection of shop signs. Everything from restuaruants to blacksmiths were included. For…

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