ANONYMITY IN METAL

By Christopher Malone, WPAMC Class of 2021 The shoemaker shop sign located in the Winterthur Museum’s Shop Lane is a great example of a late 18th- to early 19th-century trade sign which was easy to read from the street, used the traditional trope of the boot to signify shoemaker, and, according to paint analysis, [...]

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COLLECTING A LIQUID LIBRARY

By Cara Caputo, WPAMC Class of 2021 With its paper covers and imitation leather spine, this flask would have easily blended in with a shelf of books, but once removed, its true function as a flask would have been immediately evident. Displayed in Winterthur’s Albany Room, this flask is not meant to deceive visitors [...]

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