Before looking to see what the artist titled this one, I chose to call it "I Thought They Said These Were Stacking Chairs."
The artist entitled it "Chair Transformation Number 20B.
The artist called this next one Stele II.
This one is quaint and whimsical to me.
I called it "No One Understands Me" and I hadn't even been to the museum that had old typewriters and heard all the little kids says, "But what is it?" to their parents. I am so freakin' old that the typewriters I learned on are displayed in a museum. Who remembers these erasers with the brush to clear away all the eraser crumbs? Yes, for all you people under retirement age, it is an eraser. The artist quite appropriately titled this one "Typewriter Eraser."
Advice for those going to D.C. Go in the winter during the week if you prefer a less crowded visit. There were so many people, so many families, so many children's groups this time of year. The museums do handle everything really well. There were no long waits. I'm just not a big crowd person. If you do go this time of year, go earlier in the day. The number of people on the streets and in the museums grows larger and larger throughout the day. Also, consider staying outside the city at a place near a Metro station. We stayed in Silver Spring, MD just a few blocks from a station. The Metro is easy to use, brightly lit, runs on time, and is very clean. The people in the area were polite and helpful. We had three full days for seeing the sights and probably didn't even see half of what is there. It's back on our list as a day trip whenever we take a driving trip south.
I suspect the typewriter I learned to type on would be in a museum as well, lol. I learned to type on a manual machine back in 1975 when I was in Grade 9. The school went to IBM Selectric electric machines when I hit Grade 10 - we thought we hit the jackpot! I remember typewriter erasers, only mine looked like pencils - the whisk end was either blue or white, and IIRC, the body was the opposite - blue with white, or white with blue. I don't recall them coming in any other colour! My sewy friend reminded me recently about Gestetner copy machines - I learned to use one of those behemoths in Office Practice (which was probably Grade 9) :DReplyDelete