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Message started by bigkahuna on Apr 9th, 2006 at 12:58am

Title: Slings at the Smithsonian
Post by bigkahuna on Apr 9th, 2006 at 12:58am
I was able to locate several pages of slings in the Smithsonian Institute collection. I had to fill out a form and wait for them to e-mail me the info. Like I said, it is several pages long so what I have done is e-mail it to Chris in the hope that he can put some of the best pictures here.

Title: Re: Slings at the Smithsonian
Post by english on Apr 9th, 2006 at 4:59am
Cool!  I can't wait.  Are they slings of the world, or from a particular area?

Title: Re: Slings at the Smithsonian
Post by bigkahuna on Apr 9th, 2006 at 6:35am
Slings from all over :D

Title: Re: Slings at the Smithsonian
Post by Johnny on Apr 9th, 2006 at 8:33am
Bagkahuna,
Great work! I'm anxious to see the photos!
Johnny

Title: Re: Slings at the Smithsonian
Post by MammotHunter on Apr 10th, 2006 at 7:47am
Oh man, these should be really good! *goes to get popcorn*

Title: Re: Slings at the Smithsonian
Post by Chris on Apr 12th, 2006 at 1:19pm
I did receive the email, thanks bigkahuna.  I didn't see any pictures though?  I haven't had time to really look it over; pretty swamped with other work right now.

Chris

Title: Re: Slings at the Smithsonian
Post by bigkahuna on Apr 13th, 2006 at 10:08am
I'll see if I can work on that Chris. I also mailed you some pics from the American Museum of Natural History collection. Hope you can post them.      Thanks!

Title: Re: Slings at the Smithsonian
Post by bigkahuna on Apr 20th, 2006 at 1:57pm
I contacted the Smithsonian again today after going through 118 pages of slings and sling stones in their collection! There were references like"20 assorted Peruvian slings"  etc. In any case I am trying to get some pictures out of them. Will keep you all informed.  ;)

Title: Re: Slings at the Smithsonian
Post by slingbadger on Apr 21st, 2006 at 1:19pm
 I say we just have a ROAD TRIP! and see them ourselves!!! Don't suppose thy would let us try them.

Title: Re: Slings at the Smithsonian
Post by bigkahuna on Apr 21st, 2006 at 7:02pm
They did ask if I wanted to view any of them. I think however, that they might be a tad squeemish about letting us try any. :-/

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