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Saturday, January 20, 2018

In 1920 a shop keep would review the pages of the Butler catalog and make an order to fill his shelves. My love of writing implements caused me to share this page. They are all awesome and I am determined to excavate a sample of each. #pencils #catalogue #1920s #found #urbanarcheology


In 1920 a shop keep would review the pages of the Butler catalog and make an order to fill his shelves. My love of writing implements caused me to share this page. They are all awesome and I am determined to excavate a sample of each. #pencils #catalogue #1920s #urbanarcheology

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Friday, January 19, 2018

In 1940 to celebrate The tercentennial of Greenwich CT these wooden nickels were distributed and allegedly considered legal tender. Made of the thinnest slice of wood it is amazing that it has survived another 78 years. #found #woodennickel #greenwichct #ephemera #1940s #urbanarcheology


In 1940 to celebrate The tercentennial of Greenwich CT these wooden nickels were distributed and allegedly considered legal tender. Made of the thinnest slice of wood it is amazing that it has survived another 78 years. #woodennickel #greenwichct #ephemera #1940s #urbanarcheology

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

In 1947 the Savoy-Plaza was the place to be seen. A Ritzy Hotel near the entrance to Central Park. What I found inside this rare magazine is worth another blog post. #found #newyorkcity #hotel #1947 #magazine. #urbanarcheology


In 1947 the Savoy-Plaza was the place to be seen. A Ritzy Hotel near the entrance to Central Park. What I found inside this rare magazine is worth another blog post. #newyorkcity #hotel #1947 #magazine. #urbanarcheology

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

How did the dumpster save put me one degree separation from Obi-wan-Kenobi? The story is coming soon! #found #costumedesign #1953 #siralecguinness #estatesale #dumpsterdiving #stratfordshakespearefestival


How did the dumpster save put me one degree separation from Obi-wan-Kenobi? The story is coming soon! #costumedesign #1953 #siralecguinness #estatesale #dumpsterdiving #stratfordshakespearefestival

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Recipe of the day. Squirrel Pot Pie. I can’t eat a squirrel, mainly because I can’t catch ‘em. This was found in a Gold Medal Flour cook book from 1917. There may be lots of good eats in there but this isn’t one of my favorites. #found #squirrel #cooking #game #1917 #goldmedalflour #estatesale


Recipe of the day. Squirrel Pot Pie. I can’t eat a squirrel, mainly because I can’t catch ‘em. This was found in a Gold Medal Flour cook book from 1917. There may be lots of good eats in there but this isn’t one of my favorites. #squirrel #cooking #game #1917 #goldmedalflour #estatesale

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Monday, December 18, 2017

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Friday, December 15, 2017

When searching through estate sales I like to get small. They are actually referred as “smalls.” Often gathered out of desk, junk or workshop drawers - it these items that can have as big a story to tell as the signed artwork or Ming vase. I want to know where this came from, who manufactured it and why? I’ll find out eventually. #found #tools #backstory #estatesale #antique #whatisthisthing


When searching through estate sales I like to get small. They are actually referred as “smalls.” Often gathered out of desk, junk or workshop drawers - it these items that can have as big a story to tell as the signed artwork or Ming vase. I want to know where this came from, who manufactured it and why? I’ll find out eventually. #tools #backstory #estatesale #antique #whatisthisthing

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