Omaha

In 1890 a young man named Carey Judson Warbington picked up a chair and began smashing a painting that hung in an Omaha gallery. The painting was Return of Spring by William Adolphe Bouguereau, in which Spring is personified by a nude woman surrounded by cherubs.

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Return of Spring on exhibit at the Lininger Gallery in Omaha (Left). NSHS RG2163-03

Fall-2010-CoverDue to the great demand for the Fall/Winter 2010 issue of Nebraska History, we have posted the entire issue on our website.

Museum artifacts can be beautiful.  Museum artifacts can be plain.  Plain museum artifacts can sometimes represent ugly ideas.  It is rare, however, to come across a museum artifact that is, in actuality, literally ugly.  Ah, but we’ve found one!  Thanks to staff member Dale Bacon, who is our go-to-guy for all things weird, spooky, or paranormal, and his sleuthing, the Society is now the proud owner of one of the ugliest artifacts I’ve ever seen.

John Nelson’s photograph depicted a homemade auto camper. NSHS RG3542-124-01John Nelson’s photograph depicted a homemade auto camper (left). NSHS RG3542-124-01

Solomon D. Butcher’s photograph depicted workmen laying a concrete sidewalk. NSHS RG2608-2952

Solomon D. Butcher’s photograph depicted workmen laying a concrete sidewalk. NSHS RG2608-2952 (left).

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