Monday, June 16, 2014


Years ago I read in the newspaper that a special collection of items from the permanent collection of The Smithsonian was touring the country and would arrive in Portland in a few weeks. The article went on to say that among the included items would be the stovepipe hat Lincoln wore to Ford’s Theater that fateful night, along with a pair of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz. A Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington would be in the exhibit, along with a pair of Teddy Roosevelt’s spectacles. But another item mentioned in the article excited me more than all the others. Read about it (here).



  1. ha. way to tell them....smiles...
    makes no sense to display it that way anyway
    i am def an admirer of the tiffany lamps...
    not the cheap replicas though...

  2. first time I've heard of Tiffany lamps