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Gretchen Herrmann

Gretchen Herrmann

Gretchen Herrmann, Library, presented a paper titled “From Our House to Your House: Intimate Belongings and Kindred Spirits in the American Garage Sale,” at the American Anthropological Association’s annual meeting on Nov. 20 in Chicago. The paper treats the transfer of special objects, often with a story attached, to buyers who become familiarized as “kindred spirits.”