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Old 12-26-2017, 09:58 PM   #1
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Dec 27th, 2017: The Throne

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Between 1950 and 1964, Meyer Wertlieb rented a garage in Washington D.C. to James Hampton, a janitor who worked at the General Services Administration. When Hampton died, Wertlieb opened the garage and found a throne.


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Hampton, the son of a minister, had been born in South Carolina in 1909. In 1928 he moved to Washington to share an apartment with his older brother, and in 1931 God and his angels told him to make a throne for the second coming of Jesus Christ. Working for hours in the middle of each night, he spent 14 years building what he called “The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations’ Millennium General Assembly,” piecing it together from aluminum foil and cardboard boxes, jelly jars and light bulbs. God visited him regularly to check on his progress. Eventually it was 7 feet tall and occupied 300 square feet. When Hampton died, his sister rejected it, and it now stands in the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
The Smithsonian also has his 70 page notebook but only Hampton and God can read it.

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Old 12-27-2017, 02:39 PM   #2
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I've seen that in person. It looks better from a distance. It's basically aluminum foil wrapped around cereal boxes.
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Old 12-27-2017, 08:58 PM   #3
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Jesus will probably like that it's all recyclable. He's recyclable himself you know.
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