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Love Sugar? I’ve Got Just the Hospital for You

With that title I bet you thought this blog was going to be about the evils of sugar consumption.  Nope, we’ll leave that to the countless “health” blogs.  I’ve got something almost better than sugar ingestion–sugar sculpture.  In the 1930s-1940s, for some reason as yet unknown to me, Victor Hnoinski built a replica of the Lincoln Veterans Hospital out of sugar!  Don’t believe me?  Here’s proof:

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I don’t know what Victor chose to do with this craftily constructed confection or what ultimately happened to it, but I felt it deserved sharing.  If you have information–I’d love to hear it.

If only we’d had the original for our Weird Nebraska exhibit.

–Deb Arenz, Senior Museum Curator


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