Tagged: winterthur

If you didn’t see the Betsy Ross exhibit at Winterthur, shame on you. It was wonderful. It did an excellent job debunking all the mythology and presenting the true history of this famous lady in a very easy accessible manner. It was all about who she actually was and what she actually did while gently saying, ‘that crapola you were fed in school? the stuff about George Washington, the first U.S. flag, and the stars all in a circle? Uh, NO’.

ALSO. There was a very fine exhibit of close stools. Nothing better than that. XD

Of course I was going to take pictures of the chamber pots and urinals. Of COURSE.

Close stools of various varieties

A porcelain pot that was used as a flowerpot by Henri DuPont

Some pretty urinals. I particularly like the cat.