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American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics, Part 1: East is East (U.S.) Pottery and China

American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics, Part 1: East is East (U.S.) Pottery and China

Article and Photos By Tom Cotter    As noted in my article on American Mid-Century Modern (MCM) Glass published in the September, 2020, Mountain States Collector, the period from 1940 to 1970 the United States experienced a dramatic change in technologies, income distribution, tastes, and designs that we now call the Mid-Century Modern phenomenon. The Mid-Century period beheld a greater sense […]

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American History

August Anniversaries August 5 Abraham Lincoln imposes first federal income tax (1861) August 7 George Washington creates the Purple Heart (1782) August 14 FDR signs the Social Security Act (1935) August 24 British troops set fire to White House (1814) August 26 101 Anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote (1920)

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Celebrating the Celebrity Dolls

Celebrating the Celebrity Dolls

By Robert Reed    Delightful dolls have paid tribute to the real-life people of prominence for more than a century.    From war heroes to movie stars and from presidents to quintuplet children those of fame have been further immortalized with a doll in their image. Typically doll makers have sought to capitalize on the popularity of genuine celebrities, and usually that […]

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Collecting Art in Florence: Who Would Have Thought It?

Collecting Art in Florence: Who Would Have Thought It?

By Sandy Dale    As I plan ahead for the annual Paint the Town event sponsored by the Florence Arts Council, I decided to mention this month how steeped in the arts our great little town is. I started out door-to-door downtown to see what shops might have old paintings or new paintings. It would take a lot less time to […]

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Letters to the Editor

McAllister House    Thank you so much for including the McAllister House Museum in your newsletter! This issue of the Mountain States Collector looks wonderful and we are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of it.    We would love to have you and your readers visit the McAllister House sometime soon! Our interpretation at the museum has changed a […]

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