Jun 27, 2014
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briefly, in 1906, they tried mooring zeppelins to the washington monument. the experi-ment was soon halted, as everybody hated climbing down the little ladder and the lightning rod kept poking teeny holes in the gasbag.

allen's mink yard
capitol mink works
minks a-plenty
in 1893-5 the area around 8th & c st. nw was known as the "mink ranching district." the smell was unbelievable.

the old dept. of health & human services building had a 90-foot-tall statue on top called "the spirit of mercy succoring everybody." because of weight concerns it was made of grout, chalk & papier-mache. it lasted two weeks.

hirshhorn's cyclor
live french
arty oolala
the hirshhorn was originally a cyclorama entitled "bohemian paris" featuring live nude art models. after a few visits from the vice squad they were forced to put in some real art instead.
Jul 7, 2014
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