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Monday, February 14, 2005

A Tribute to the Banana

How about a visit to the Washington Banana Museum?

The Washington Banana Museum. . .has assembled close to 4,000 items, a melange of artifacts, folk art and other cultural oddities devoted to the world's perfect fruit. Assembled by a longtime scholar of banana consciousness, it features a compendium of whimsical and serious representations of the #1-selling fruit in the United States.
Here is a Picture of a postcard from 1911.
Pay a visit. Leave a comment about what you think is neat about the Banana Museum. You might learn something like:
Bananas were introduced to the American public at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, the same expo that introduced Alexander Graham Bell's telephone.
Signing Off. Until next time, I'll see ya on the Blog! drh.