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Red Cross Left Impressive Record In Deed, Postcards

Red Cross Left Impressive Record In Deed, Postcards

The American Red Cross has an enduring as well as an endearing record in American history. Just less than 110 years ago, in 1905, Congress authorized the charter for that remarkable organization which remains in effect today. In addition to setting forth the organization’s purpose during wartime, the charter also provided for international or national disaster relief. Not long after […]

by · September 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Moveable Figurines Span The Centuries

Moveable Figurines Span The Centuries

By Anne Gilbert A single touch and they move, almost by magic. Call then nodders, bubble-heads or bobbin-heads, these fanciful figures have been fascinating collectors for centuries. When they were first made by Johann Joachim Kandler for the Meissen porcelain factory around 1730 they were known as “Pagoda figurines” or “Chinese nodding figurines.” The figurines had moving heads, hands and […]

by · August 12, 2014 · 1 comment · Feature Article