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.)

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