Weighing 15.5 tons, this iron meteorite is the largest ever found in the United States and the sixth-largest in the world. The smooth surface melted during its blazing entry into the atmosphere, while the pits formed on the Earth’s surface.
The Willamette Meteorite was originally located within the Upper Willamette Valley of Oregon. It was revered as a spiritual being that has healed and empowered the people of the valley by the Clackamas Indians who occupied the region.
Peggy Ashcroft as Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon (1953) photo by Angus McBean
Brassaï, Cereus (Mexique), Jardin Exotique de Monaco, ca. 1933
Photo by Joseph Szabo, 1970s/1980s.