History has a way of sneaking up on a family, changing how its members see their place in the world. Sometimes it’s a skeleton that bursts out of the closet. But sometimes, what’s lost and suddenly found is sublime and amazing.
A few years ago, Raleigh Marshall was finally getting around to sorting through several generations’ worth of accumulated stuff in the family’s ancestral home at 2710 P St. NW in Georgetown. He found a pair of heavy old lamps. He showed them to his father. Read More