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Capitol Building Humidor in Cigar Shop Window


I honestly don’t have a heck of a lot to say about this, but just had to share it with you. It’s a humidor that just happens to also be a sort of an architectural model of the capitol building, and it has recently appeared in the window of a strange little cigar shop on Market that I walk past everyday on my way home from work. And the thing that I’m not sure if you can tell from the photo is: this thing is big–like several feet across big. A giant humidor. In the shape of the capital building. No joke. I’m tempted to try and make some lame witticism now about cigars as lawmakers, or lawmakers as cigars, but I’ll spare you.

Special thanks and photo credit go to Melissa Manlove for agreeing to photograph it digitally, thereby saving me from my luddite self.

Bridget Watson Payne

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