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On the Hunt for National Treasures With America’s Archive Detective via Atlas Obscura

October 15th, 2019 No comments
An amazingly interesting article on the lost treasures of the National Archives and the hunt to return them. — Douglas
 
 

Mitch Yockelson knows what’s missing by heart. There’s an arsenal of diamond-encrusted daggers, swords, and scabbards gifted to Harry Truman by a Saudi prince and the Iranian shah—all stolen from his presidential library in 1978. There’s Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s official White House portrait. It went missing in a move. And there’s a batch of Abraham Lincoln’s telegrams that just up and vanished.

Yockelson, the investigative archivist for the U.S. National Archives, is unlikely to find any of these priceless historical treasures in a fluorescent-lit hall on the Maryland state fairgrounds. The annual Maryland Antique Arms Show brings together hundreds of dealers peddling all types of military antiques and ephemera. There, men toting bayonets for sale peruse table after table of old uniforms, yellowed discharge papers, and bowls of ammunition. Yockelson attends shows like this two or three times a year, in addition to scouring online auctions and following tips, on the hunt for lost Americana that rightfully belongs to the U.S. government.

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Waitin’ on a plane…to Madrid and then Porto Portugal [Video] (12 seconds)

September 16th, 2019 Comments off

Daniels and Fisher Tower, Denver, Colorado via Instagram

August 24th, 2019 Comments off

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Daniels and Fisher Tower, Denver, Colorado via Instagram

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“Rising 330 feet above Sixteenth Street, the Daniels and Fisher Tower in Denver was based on St. Mark’s Campanile in Venice and opened in 1911 as a beacon drawing shoppers to the adjacent Daniels and Fisher department store. The Daniels and Fisher department store closed in 1958 and was demolished for Denver’s Skyline Urban Renewal Project in 1970–71, but the tower was spared and eventually converted into offices. The tallest structure in Denver for more than forty years after it opened, the tower continues to be one of the city’s most iconic buildings.” — Colorado Encyclopedia

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Daniels and Fisher Tower, Denver, Colorado via Instagram

August 23rd, 2019 Comments off

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Daniels and Fisher Tower, Denver, Colorado

Daniels and Fisher Tower, Denver, Colorado via Instagram

“Rising 330 feet above Sixteenth Street, the Daniels and Fisher Tower in Denver was based on St. Mark’s Campanile in Venice and opened in 1911 as a beacon drawing shoppers to the adjacent Daniels and Fisher department store. The Daniels and Fisher department store closed in 1958 and was demolished for Denver’s Skyline Urban Renewal Project in 1970–71, but the tower was spared and eventually converted into offices. The tallest structure in Denver for more than forty years after it opened, the tower continues to be one of the city’s most iconic buildings.” — Colorado Encyclopedia

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What I’m Reading: All The President’s Men – 4 in a series – “… the security coordinator of the Committee for the Re-election of the President (CRP).”

August 23rd, 2019 Comments off
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Denver Chalk Art Festival via Instagram

August 22nd, 2019 Comments off

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Denver Chalk Art Festival

Denver Chalk Art Festival via Instagram

We took a moment to do some sightseeing while in Denver for @denverpopculturecon and just happened to be in time for their annual Chalk Art Festival 

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Denver Chalk Art Festival via Instagram

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Denver Chalk Art Festival

Denver Chalk Art Festival via Instagram

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Denver Chalk Art Festival via Instagram

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Denver Chalk Art Festival via Instagram

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Denver Chalk Art Festival via Instagram

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Denver Chalk Art Festival via Instagram

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