I’m not going to say we talk too much, but … our #PodSquad likes to chat.
We had an especially fun time last week reading through some newspaper clips from long ago.
Here’s the promised photo of artist Lewis Sorensen keeping one of his wax figures cool on a publicity trip to St. Louis:
Pulling out the 1958 news clip for scanning, I was struck with the fragile nature of the yellowed newsprint.
The paper felt like it might crumble into dust any second. It was truly an ancient document, worth preserving.
Then I remember 1958 was also the year of my birth. Suddenly the clip didn’t look that old.
And so here are a few longer versions of stories from Episode 005. Let’s call it 005.5 … a little something extra:
While you listen, here are some Sorensen photos from long ago to illustrate those stories:
Our pensive Betsy Ross with her 13 stars and stripes …
Here’s Lewis Sorensen creating Abraham Lincoln’s head for a display showing his Indiana roots …
And here’s The Railsplitter on display in Santa Claus Land’s Hall of Famous Americans (can you hear him breathing?) …
Finally, it’s our dapper artist, posing with Lillian Russell (I see she got the “big picture hat with plume and a gay parasol” she’d requested). Wonder if those two ever got their dance …
We hope you enjoy our journey back in time to revisit our early years. We’ll be back with more in our next podcast episode.