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Repair Chemicals for Antques

Repair Chemicals for Antques

By Barry Krause  Antiques have been repaired since they were first made, first by their makers themselves when customers brought damaged examples back to their original creators for expert repair.  Later, antiques were repaired by anyone, qualified or not, as wear and age harmed them over the years. So, when we are offered an old object as “repaired,” it doesn’t […]

by · August 1, 2022 · 0 comments · Feature Article
What Is It? July 2022

What Is It? July 2022

 July’s What Is It? appears to be a collection of mid-19th century black-lacquered and hand-painted papier mache boxes according to William McLaren of Alaska. Most appear to be snuff boxes. Portraits of prominent people or landscapes are commonly seen, as are gilded initials and inscriptions.  The portrait box in the top middle is of a shape to hold cheroot (cigars) […]

by · July 4, 2022 · 0 comments · What Is It?
Patriotic Holidays Made Wonderful Postcards

Patriotic Holidays Made Wonderful Postcards

By Robert Reed  Displays of patriotism abounded in the United States long before the most timely arrival of holiday postcards on the American scene early in the 20th century. Yet the robust stars and stripes and all those related images just never looked better than they did in print on illustrated postcards.  Within ten years of the ‘new’ century citizens […]

by · July 3, 2022 · 0 comments · Feature Article
American History, July Anniversaries

American History, July Anniversaries

July 4 Independence Day 25th Anniversary of NASA’s Pathfinder space probe landing on the surface of Mars (1997)   July 8 Liberty Bell tolls to announce Declaration of Independence (1776)   July 16 77th Anniversary of the first atomic test at Trinity, New Mexico (1945)   July 20 Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong takes historic first steps on the moon […]

by · July 3, 2022 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Hotel de Paris Celebrates Bastille Day July 9

Hotel de Paris Celebrates Bastille Day July 9

 Bastille Day, Saturday, July 9th, 4pm to 9pm at the Hotel de Paris in Georgetown. This annual Bastille Day Celebration welcomes visitors and locals to casually visit Hotel de Paris Museum™. The event is a fundraiser that features a silent auction and cash bar. Hosted by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Colorado. […]

by · July 3, 2022 · 0 comments · Feature Article