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June 2024
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At the One Stop Warhol Shop you can see Clark Gable’s shoes, given to the footwear-loving Andy Warhol by Gable’s widow; get the answers to questions like “Was Warhol gay?,” “Was he rich?,” “Did he wear a wig?,” and “Did he do drugs?” (yes in all cases) that may seem an insult to the memory of a dead man untii you remember that the dead man is Andy Warhol; and even, should you be interested, look at his art. It’s a cinch that Warhoi, who died in 1987, would have been pleased to see his life and work made accessible by the latest technology, though he might not have liked the fact that he wasn’t making any money from it.

Want a firsthand account of the faminelike conditions at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777 or a report from the Constitutional Convention? Want to know what the temperature was at Mount Vernon on December 7, 1785? Then visit the George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741 to 1799. The library has digitized all of the 65,000 Washington documents in its manuscript coilection—the single largest assemblage of Washington’s papers—including correspondence, diaries, military records, and financial accounts.

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