Built with WHAT??! Bones, Hair, and Prisoners: Model Ships of War

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This is an image from The Dance of Death by Hans Holbein the Younger, dated 1538. Public Domain

Model ships made of bone. On this Halloween Eve, that’s a strange and sort of mysterious idea. It might seem even a little bit creepy to think about.

Who would think to use discarded bones to create something as beautiful as a model ship?    Read more

Way Back Wednesday

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Drum & Bugle Corps performing in Harvey Field, Brayton-Perkins Post, 07-21-1957 (1)

These first two pictures show the Drum and Bugle Corp, Braxton-Perkins Post, performing in Harvey Field, July 21, 1957

Model demonstration on Lake Maury, June 3, 1979.  I’m not sure the last time we had models on the lake, but it wasn’t so long ago that we used to host model-making competitions.   Read more