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Orange Crate

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, National Park Service

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, National Park Service

"My grandfather often used orange crates instead of desks or tables. His workroom had one desk, a lamp, a chair, file cabinets and at least fourteen orange crates in it. They were versatile. He piled them one on top of another into bookcases, or he broke them down and spread them about, so he could see his work before him. On end they were the perfect height for two fingers to pick at the straddled typewriter in newspaperman fashion; and with their bottoms down they held endless stacks of manuscripts in proper confines." (My Connemara, Paula Steichen, p 111)

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