museum piece

Piece: Lysandra cormion. A butterfly collected and identified by Vladimir Nabokov.

Where: American Museum of Natural History which received over 500 other specimens of Lepidoptera from Nabokov. New York, NY.

6 responses to “museum piece

  1. I was shocked and quite shaken to learn, somewhere along the way, that Nabokov was a supporter of Richard M Nixon. The air just kind of went out of that balloon…

  2. You better let me know how much truth there is in it then: – I took it on face value years ago along with a bunch of other things, some of which turned out to be true . . .

  3. Thanks for the link – although the very existence of a Nixon Foundation is troubling. Was interested to learn whilst there that Pat Nixon is “one of the most beloved figures in modern American history” – which rather surprised me. But I guess that if you have an entire site devoted to re-imagining Richard Nixon as a Great American President, then you’re going in for some fairly significant conjuring with truth, facts, reality etc …

    • chainedandperfumed

      That must be their strategy. “Pat Nixon: a person barely ever thought about at all” doesn’t have the same ring to it.

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