SHOW AND TELL

LivGenerations University's Virtual Museum

Don

Original Baby Shoes

Don T. showing off his very first pair of shoes and second pair of shoes. The black pair are 88 years old and the tan pair are 87 years old.
Who else has their first pair of shoes???
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Carol

Ration Ticket from WWII

Carol P. showed off her World War 1 ration stamps and booklet. A person could not buy a rationed item without also giving the grocer the right ration stamp.
What a cool piece of history to have and share for others to see
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Eve

Photo with the Queen

At the age of 16, Eve had the honor of presenting the Queen of England a basket of roses during the Queen’s 1953 coronation tour of Scotland. Out of 100’s of school girls, Eve was chosen for her grace and charm. When showing the photo she mentioned she would like to see her waist like that again 
This photo prompted an internet search where we found actual footage of Eve presenting the basket of roses! Start at 1:54 to view the Queen arrive at the pageant and watch for our LivGenerations resident.
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Loretta

Thomas Bavaria Vase

 Loretta received this hand painted vase from her Uncle who brought it home from Germany during WWII. The stamp on the bottom shows that it is from the Thomas Bavaria collection but we wanted to know more! After doing some research we received this response from the owner of Porcelain Marks & More;
The precise year of production would be misleading here as the production year of the item does not match its decoration!
Y’see, the red addition comes from the decoration studio of Mr. Woldemar Adler in Berchtesgaden (Bavaria).
So the item was originally made after 1930 (general mark info) and around 1935 (dot addition info).
The red mark in shown form was used 1919 until 1946 but we can not say when Woldemar Adler decided to decorate this piece. The guess on when this piece was made would be a pretty global “between 1935 and 1946”.
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Doris

Asian
Snuff Bottle

Doris showed off the snuff bottle that she watched be hand painted in China.
Snuff bottles were used by the Chinese and Mongolians during the Qing Dynasty to contain powdered tobacco. Smoking tobacco was illegal during the Qing Dynasty, but the use of tobacco was allowed because it was considered to be a remedy for common illnesses such as; colds, headaches, and stomach disorders.
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Jay

Handcrafted Wood Creations

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Maryann

Antique Gravy Boat

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Lilia

Kachina
Dolls

Hopi katsina figures, also known as kachina dolls, are figures carved typically from cottonwood root. Lilia and her late husband acquired these from his stepfather’s relative, Tony E., who had a shop where he sold them.

Tony was a sheriff and witnessed a Hopi Indian carving a kachina doll and this Hopi Native then taught Tony how to carve them as well. Tony learned so well that he won ribbons and awards for his carvings and was invited by the Hopi tribe to attend ceremonies.

Most kachina dolls cost between $300 to $1,200 each. The better quality, contemporary kachinas can range from $5,000 to $10,000. There is even one on record for selling for a grand total of $50,000!

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Judy

Venetian Hand Blown Glass

Judy and Rich traveled to the Metropolitan City of Venice during a vacation to Italy in 1991. While there they visited one of the Murano Glass Factories where unique pieces are made. They both fell in love with this large hand blown plate and had it shipped back to the United States. They don't have any information on the artist with the last name Gennaro but the Murano office in Venice did respond that this particular work is called "Incalmo" and they confirmed the artist name.

Judy

Peat

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