Tennies, the museum's director, points to a trio of statues along the far wall--life-sized figures of a woman inspecting two others' work as they load powder into mortar shells.
Lawrence Seaway on Liberty ships and get them over to Britain," Tennies explains.
"The women, they are the lives and the faces of World War II," Tennies says.
Tennies says the museum focuses on compelling stories rather than spectacle.
My collection of vintage Handgunner magazines contains colorful covers and subscription ads graced with images of Leviclad males, sporting Ked's tennies
, a basic-looking 1911 in one hand, cross-draw holster riding high, leaping over a steel barrel.
For the new limited-edition Heritage collection, the company has replicated the black high-top Keds that boxer Jim Braddock wore in the ring, as well as the white canvas tennies
that Howard Hughes was famous for sporting.
Much bigger than this year's winner at the Oregon State Fair, a measly 2-pounder (`It wasn't a show-stopper,' garden superintendent Leslie Tennies