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Object 46 [of 66] – Tea tin


The butcher block top of the lower cabinet next to the Garland–and the cabinet above it–held quite a number of tea tins. A well-used, matched set of them came from Mark T. Wendell, a Boston tea company which Julia and Paul had learned to favor in Ceylon during World War II. They continued to drink these teas over the next 50 years.


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In 1944, Julia was one of several OSS men and women who traveled overseas to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) on assignment. It was there that she met Paul Cushing Child... Read More


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