The National Archives has been known to cough up some pretty odd material. One document, written at the tail end of the Eisenhower administration, might trump them all. In a foreign service dispatch dated December 1959—written on State Department letterhead from the U.S. embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal—an operative discussed the yeti as if it were a real-life creature and mapped out ways to hunt it down and catch it. Despite the U.S. government’s belief in the creature’s existence, to this day, the yeti has yet to be captured, dead or alive—or even on camera. Take a closer look at the document below.
The “CT” in Tiffany and Co.’s CT60 watch collection’s name comes from founder Charles Lewis Tiffany; but the inspiration for the collection itself has quite a bit more historic roots. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was presented with the timepiece below as a birthday gift, and he ended up wearing it at the historic Yalta Conference in 1945. To browse the CT60 collection, click here.
Heritage Auctions sold famed gangster Al Capone’s rap sheet in a recent sale. The document, from 1929, features Capone’s signature and fingerprints from when he was booked in Philadelphia. Take a look at the sheet below.
Brazilian artist and photographer Vik Muniz has made a name for himself transforming famous images or works of art into new pieces of art, using things like trash and chocolate syrup as his “paint.” For the below image, Muniz used torn-up postcards. Interested in buying it? Click here. For more of Muniz’s art, visit his website.