During this pilot phase of the Museum Anthropology blog, it seemed like a good time to try posting an image. For this test, I am offering my photograph of the corporate headquarters of the Longaberger Basket Company in Newark, Ohio. Seeing this spectacle of contemporary material culture was an added benefit of a wonderful visit that I made in May to Ohio State University’s Columbus and Newark campuses through the kindness of colleagues in the American Indian Studies Program and the Center for Folklore Studies.

One can learn a bit more about this building on the website of Roadside America (“Your Online Guide to Offbeat Tourist Attractions”), see: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/OHNEWbasket.html

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