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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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Sunday, December 10, 2017

These tiny accessories that accompanied a 16mm home projector almost never make it through the ages. Especially rare is this one that came from an early 1930s estate sale find in Brookfield CT. #found #projector #16mm #film #oilcan #antique #connecticut #estatesale #urbanarcheology


These tiny accessories that accompanied a 16mm home projector almost never make it through the ages. Especially rare is this one that came from an early 1930s estate sale find in Brookfield CT. #projector #16mm #film #oilcan #antique #connecticut #estatesale #urbanarcheology

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Hiding in a pile of records - this 1916 edition of Life celebrating ironically the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s Death (300th anniversary). It is with bated breath that I await my next Urban Archeological dig. #found #ephemera #lifemagazine #shakespeare #estatesale #urbanarcheology


Hiding in a pile of records - this 1916 edition of Life celebrating ironically the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s Death (300th anniversary). It is with bated breath that I await my next Urban Archeological dig. #ephemera #lifemagazine #shakespeare #estatesale #urbanarcheology

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