Recent Acquisitions – May, 2015

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Claudia McGill Museum

Here at the Museum we are always so excited when new objects appear for our enjoyment and study. Two recent newcomers to our collection:

Plastic-covered heavy wire mesh Plastic covered heavy wire mesh

This spare and stark example of a utility-driven object was found lying in the trail in Lorimer Park. No record exists for any existence before the existence so noted by finder Claudia McGill, a citizen interested in preserving our nation’s past in whatever way she can. “I knew it was something special as soon as I picked it up, ” she said. “The worn-away aspect of the plastic, the rust…it was all just too much! I’m so happy others can experience this object.”

Curator Claudia McGill comments: “The grid form of this object exemplifies the compartmentalization of today’s work world. We are all specialists (except for me; I know a lot about everything). So when a Museum viewer sees this object…

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