Thursday, January 3, 2013
the ghost of typewriters past
Back in November, we went to Washington, DC - which has some pretty awesome museums, thanks to the Smithsonian Institute.
We were at the Museum of American History, when I came upon a TYPEWRITER.
I was pretty excited. I don't know - small moving mechanical parts? It's hard to say why I like them, but this one was painted all white as part of an installation within the exhibit.
And I was SO SHOCKED to see that people were apparently (sneakily) tapping on those keys.
There are letters typed onto that roll-y bit where the paper ought to be!
Also note the gum wrapper by the lamp. I'm pretty sure that wasn't part of the exhibit.
(Wouldn't I be a great detective? ...Probably not.)