Monday, July 25, 2011

Comics on Vacation


2011.07.21 National Aquarium, Washington, DC - Sherman's Lagoon by Jim Toomey...

I spent 4 days in Washington, DC on a family vacation, showing my boys the museums and monuments...little did I expect to find comics along the route. The National Aquarium had a children's area that was supported by Jim Toomey's comic strip Sherman's lagoon. There were two sketches on display within the area, as well as decorations at the entrance...Smithsonian National Museum of American History...I couldn't believe how much time we spent walking through the museums. All were excellent, always enjoy Air and Space...Bringing my boys to see the monuments that document our history helps bring meaning to what they learn in school, or areas of history that do not get covered...

Happy to see at the American History Museum, in their entertainment, sports and music section, Julie Newmar's original Catwoman suit....

Action Comics featuring Superman, New York World's Fair comic featuring Superman, and Batman and Robin, along with Joe Louis' boxing gloves and a Lou Gehrig photo and signed baseball...

Original Kermit the Frog and friends from the early TV show "Sam and Friends"...
Charles Schultz's pen pencil and paintbrush....

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