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View Resource Higgins Armory Museum

During the waning years of the Gilded Age, a local captain of industry from Worcester, Massachusetts made a portentous purchase in Venice: a reproduction of a suit of armor. From this auspicious moment, John Woodman Higgins would devote much of his time and personal fortune to amassing a staggering collection of armor from all across the globe. By the late 1920s, Higgins became increasingly...