In August 2015, Ford’s Theatre Society was fortunate enough to receive a donation of an original Ford’s Theatre playbill from the 1864 production of a play called Three Guardsmen. When thinking about how to best preserve your heirloom or artifact for future generations, there are several important elements of professional framing to consider with your professional framer.
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There’s plenty to be thankful for on Thanksgiving, but one person is rarely thanked around the dinner table. That person is Abraham Lincoln, and his connection to this American holiday may surprise you.
Have you ever seen Abraham Lincoln pictured with Latin American liberators Benito Juárez, Simón Bolivar and Antonio Maceo? A Cuban postage stamp from 1942 depicts these four men with the tagline, “Todas las razas caben en America."
In The Guard, the three main characters make the decision to touch a famous piece of art hanging in a museum. The play is a beautiful exploration of our connection with art and its meaning and power, but it will make museum professionals everywhere cringe. What’s really so bad about touching the art?
During the Civil War, Washington’s population boomed, and John T. Ford decided to try opening a theatre in the city again. Although the former Baptist church he converted to a theatre burned in 1862, he reopened and made the theatre a presence in Washington’s cultural life.
Today, open office plans have become a trend—and have garnered increasing amounts of controversy. But the photo of workers in the former Ford’s Theatre space shows that working in an open office is not just a product of the Google age.
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