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Minis Magnified Tree Fort by Nathan Morsbach

Tree Fort, Nathan Morsbach, 2009–2012, painted cardboard with commercial figures Working with cardboard, hot glue, and his imagination, Nathan Morsbach began making battle scenes around the age of seven. As he grew his work became more sophisticated yet he remains true to cardboard, his original material. Nathan draws the subjects for his work from his…
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Minis Magnified Log Cabin

Log Cabin,  Thomas and Catherine Latané, 1987, Donated by Debbie Young in 2017 [caption id="attachment_11246" align="alignnone" width="750"] Log Cabin, Thomas and Catherine Latané, 1987, rear view, from the collection of The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures[/caption] This miniature is a rendition of the log cabin home of children’s book author Laura Ingalls Wilder. From…
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Minis Magnified Issue No. 64 The Beautiful Stringed Instruments of Ken Manning

Written by Museum Services Manager, Emily Wolverton Miniature artists are often specialists of a particular skill, whether it be creating landscapes or lamps, and thus nearly every dollhouse and roombox in our collection is an artistic compilation. There is real delight in discovering the many artists behind the details. The late Ken Manning was a…
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Minis Magnified Model Horse and Tack

Leather Saddle, 1995; Mint O’odham Saddle Blanket, 2014; Stone Model ISH Mare “Carob”, 1999.  Created by Susan Bensema Young This miniature worked leather Western-style horse saddle with hand embroidered saddle blanket, created by Susan Bensema Young, is an accurate miniature copy in the traditional 1:9 (1.2”) scale. It includes all the straps and metal fittings of a…
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Minis Magnified Issue No. 63 Take a Seat! Pt. 3

WRITTEN BY MUSEUM SERVICES MANAGER, EMILY WOLVERTON Issue No. 63 of Minis Magnified will be broken down into three parts, each magnifying a couple exquisite seats in our collection. Take a Seat! Exploring Some of the Whimsical and Historical Chairs in our Collection. Pt. 3 of 3 | Read Pt. 2 Some of our most interesting pieces…
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Minis Magnified Issue No. 63 Take a Seat! Pt. 2

WRITTEN BY MUSEUM SERVICES MANAGER, EMILY WOLVERTON Issue No. 63 of Minis Magnified will be broken down into three parts, each magnifying a couple exquisite seats in our collection. Take a Seat! Exploring Some of the Whimsical and Historical Chairs in our Collection. Pt. 2 of 3 | Read Pt. 1 While we’re at it, let’s…
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Minis Magnified Issue No. 63 Take a Seat! Pt. 1

Written by Museum Services Manager, Emily Wolverton Issue No. 63 of Minis Magnified will be broken down into three parts, each magnifying a couple exquisite seats in our collection. Take a Seat! Exploring Some of the Whimsical and Historical Chairs in our Collection. Pt. 1 of 3 Ah yes, the Chair. How can it be…
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Minis Magnified Issue No. 61 The Whimsical Charm of Claudon Cats

Tucson, Arizona– July  10, 2015 | written by Museum Services Manager Emily Wolverton [caption id="attachment_8396" align="alignleft" width="740"] The variety of colorful characters in the Kitty Kitsch line was mind boggling – and hard to resist for a collector like Pat Arnell. Claudon Cats (Charles and Ferbie Claudon, ca. 1980 – 1998). Enchanted Realm Gallery. Photograph…
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Minis Magnified Issue No. 60 Vernon Pottery

Our museum’s galleries are filled with unique and one of a kind creations, each with a notable history that our visitors may never know. All too often these treasures are passed over with only a slight nod, the visitor unaware of the tenderness that was involved in the making. As a culture, we are so…
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