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White Glove Wednesday – Bronze Busts

These bronze busts from the Carter L. Burgess Collection are of Walter Bedell “Beetle” Smith and Dwight D. Eisenhower. They are based on the original sculptures by Nison Tregor. A bust of George C. Marshall by Tregor, on loan from V.M.I., is in the lobby of the Marshall Museum. Tregor (1904-1972) enlisted in the U.S. […]

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White Glove Wednesday – Insignia

In 1919 General Pershing pinned these on his aide-de-camp Lieutenant George C. Marshall, who later pinned them on Major Edward C. Applegate at Vancouver Barracks in 1937. Major Applegate later said that Marshall was the one who told him: “No one ever had an original thought after 3:00 P.M.” According to Applegate, GCM’s staff was […]

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White Glove Wednesday – Short Snorter

A short snorter is a banknote which was signed by various persons traveling together or meeting up at different events and records who was met. The tradition was started by bush pilots in Alaska in the 1920’s and subsequently spread through the growth of military and commercial aviation. If you signed a short snorter and […]

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White Glove Wednesday – Tea Set

This Victorian-style tea service is a reproduction of the original set made by the Brazilian government for Simone Bolivar as a sign of Brazil’s gratitude to the “Liberator.” This service was reproduced by the Brazilian government as a gift for George C. Marshall and was presented to him in 1939 during his visit there. Each […]

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White Glove Wednesday – Rolls Razor

George C. Marshall’s Rolls Razor, judging from when the Greek key pattern first appeared on the case, was manufactured post 1930s in Britain and made of steel from the city of Sheffield. Rolls Razor’s slogan was “The razor that is stropped and honed in its case” because the dual lid case contained a leather strop […]

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Museum Week – Asian Pacific Objects

Louise Dobson New Guinea Wooden Objects Louise Dobson, of Richmond, served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. She brought back these wooden objects from New Guinea. C.W. Bowman South Korean Dress C.W. Bowman served in the Vietnam War, in Chu Chi and Trang Bang. He brought back this blue dress with flowers from […]

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Museum Week – Candlesticks and Cross

George C. Marshall, who in 1937 was Commander of the 5th Inf. Brig. U.S. Army, at Vancouver Barracks, Washington, organized a plan to recycle and melt down brass knickknacks, fixtures, and shell casings, and mold them into brass candlesticks and a cross for the post church. At this time the church was within an abandoned […]