How A Woodworker Made A Fake Antique That Fooled A Major Museum

"The Civil War memorial secretary was widely embraced as a folk art treasure. Fashioned from walnut, maple and oak, it was said to have been created circa 1876 to honor John Bingham, a Union infantryman who had fallen at Antietam. ... The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford purchased the work and gave it prominent display." Until […]

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