A so-called 9-foot-tall “life-size” painting of the 16th president by W.F.K. Travers is going to be installed at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery on February 10, in time for the museum’s “Presidential Family Fun Day” on February 18.
Q: What can you tell me about this 12-inch vase? I found it in a garbage basket awaiting the garbage truck in the 1950s. The black dots near the center of the flowers are raised from the surface of the vase. The bottom is stamped with a green mark with a crown over the entwined initials “CK” and “Karlsbad, Austria.” Is this worth keeping or is it junk?
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