Woody Internship – Taft Museum of Art – Blog 8

First of all, sorry for the delay in blog posts. As it turns out, one needs a break after moving out of one’s apartment and driving from Ohio to Delaware. That said, I’m back, and there are still a few posts left in this series.

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Woody Internship – Taft Museum of Art – Blog 7

Today, we’re taking a break from research. (Am I allowed to do that? Let’s find out.) This week, I’m going to talk about how to make the most of Cincinnati.

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Woody Internship – Taft Museum of Art – Blog 6

I can’t stop saying this, but I’ll say it again: time is flying this summer. It’s already the end of July (what?), and I only have two weeks left in my internship at the Taft. Time flies when you’re having fun, as they say.

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Woody Internship – Taft Museum of Art – Blog 5

This week, I’ve been thinking about the quote “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” You’ve probably heard that phrase before. Often, it’s credited to women such as Marilyn Monroe and Eleanor Roosevelt, pasted on photos of them, and shared on Facebook. It’s on coffee mugs and bumper stickers, Etsy jewelry and t-shirts. It’s everywhere, it’s usually misattributed, and it’s widely misunderstood.

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Woody Internship – Taft Museum of Art – Blog 4

Did you know Nicholas Longworth and David Sinton both had steamships named after them? I didn’t either. At least, I didn’t know that until half the results of my database search turned out to be about boats instead of people. That’s just one mystery of my research this summer: figuring out which source is about a person and which is about a steamship. That is one of the many reasons I’ve come to characterize this project as a treasure hunt. Sometimes you strike gold with in-depth articles about your subjects; sometimes you find a dozen steamship timetables.

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