Monday, January 25, 2010

All in the family

Recognize these easy chairs? No, they're not from your local thrift store! These are the chairs of Archie & Edith Bunker (Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton) from the long running tv series, All in the Family (1971-1979). These items join the list of hundreds of important artifacts of American Culture at the Smithsonian's American History Museum
What I love most about this museum is the mix of low & high brow. Archie Bunker's hat and the original Kermit the Frog in the same collection as the Gunboat Philadelphia and the Star Spangled Banner. All a part of our history and something to interest everyone: Even Julia Child's kitchen! It's worth a visit (or two or three!).

7 comments:

pve design said...

wonderful (meat head!)
pve

Picture of Elegance said...

It's always thrilling to visit the American History Museum.
All in the Family was and still is a great show.

Thomas at My Porch said...

Julia's kitchen is by far my favorite exhibit at the Smithsonian.

Summer is a Verb said...

Absolute most fun museum at the Smithsonian...XXOO

home before dark said...

The what would JC do kitchen is high on my list for my next visit, but then I am a dingbat. Kermie will always be green in my heart.

Linda Merrill said...

I can't believe I've never been there.

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