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Collections for a rainy day

The weather for the past week has been nothing but rain here in North Carolina. Just for fun, I looked up the January 17, 1862 entry in this diary from Philadelphia, and guess what I found?

January 17, 1862: Not very pleasant.
January 17, 1862: Not very pleasant.

January 17, 1862: Not very pleasant. (It was also “rainy and unpleasant” on January 18.) Perhaps this woman should have borrowed J. Walter Thompson’s umbrella, from the J. Walter Thompson Artifacts and Memorabilia collection.

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J. Walter Thompson’s umbrella.

Despite the rain, both of these collections safely made it to swing space today.




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