The Francis Collection

Collection Two . The Estate

Lina Rae's Thermos

Red Thermos, Tall

Lina Rae's portable container of choice for carrying coffee on day excursions. She received it as a childhood gift from her parents on the occasion of her first recording session. The removable lid doubles as a cup. Her initials are written in marker on the bottom.

Though Francis was never able to figure out how to properly open it or use it, he came to appreciate it after he became strongly dependent upon coffee while living alone in the city. It is thought that some of his later vision color choices derive from his perception of this thermos.