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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

It's the Tooth! I find unique things.


Before the high fashion footwear Jimmy Chew was a traveling school assembly in 1932. The mission was to teach kids good dental habits. Must search for film on this puppet tooth and his master. #puppet #dentalcare #dental #medicine #tooth #performance #school #1930s #dentist #humor #funny #creepy #notjimmychoo #jimmychew

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Awesome things I didn't buy...


(Sigh) The things I must pass up at sales...Woodstock ticket and poster...$75 #music #estatesales #woodstock #festivals #nostalgia #concertticket #concert #peacelovemusic #newyork #collectables #makelovenotwar #urbanarcheology

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Not good after February 15th 1936...


Before there were Spanx ...there was Perfolastic. With a vague promise that this will reduce weight - from 1936. #ephemera #health #fashion #weightloss #foundation #1936 #medicine #advertising #girdle #funny #urbanarcheology #estatesale

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Sotheby's - we also publish books


An estate sale for the ages - Jackie-O's collection was auctioned off by Sotheby's in 1996. An estate auction so big that Sotheby's published a hard cover book to list it all. I found it Saturday and it makes for an interesting read. The big ticket item was Jackie's engagement ring from Aristotle-a 40+ caret diamond ring that sold 2.5 million. The auction, which featured several pieces of White House furnishings raised 34 Million. #estatesale #kennedy #jackieo #rarebooks #books #auction #auctions #sothebys #diamonds #1996 #urbanarcheology #collectables

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Sewing baskets can be treasure chests!


Urban Archeology tip 1001. Look in every sewing basket. This Roosevelt pin was just floating around spools of thread. #buttons #estatesale #political #campaign #president #roosevelt #urbanarcheology #collectables #nostalgia

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

A TBT from my own blog...How deep is this post?


2 development brochures from the 1930s when Candlewood lake was just a few years old. #connecticut #brochures #candlewoodlake #vintage #nostalgia #oldconnecticut #travel #tourism #lakes #newengland #estatesale #urbanarcheology

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

16mm is my Kryptonite


Thanks for looking at the earlier image,here it is a 16mm film projector - working mostly, well the lamp works. The drive mechanism need som tlc. A worthy risk for $5. #guessthepicture #estatesale #film #filmprojector #16mm #bellandhowell #gadgets #finds #urbanarcheology #movies

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Guess the Gadget


Found my kryptonite at an estate sale yesterday...can you guess what it is? Answer coming as soon as I can figure out what time it is. #guessthepicture #estatesale #daylightsavings #time #gadgets #finds #urbanarcheology

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Family portrait in the 1920s


Family portrait in the 1920s possibly New Milford Connecticut. #foundphoto #nostalgia #estatesale #justinantiques #timemachine #1920s #dogs #urbanarcheology

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

So here's the more of the Egg Council's story of our humble yet naïve friend the egg. This is my fist use if insta's multi-image upgrade. Except for the last image these are reversed in order of how they appear in the booklet. The message is more logical in this order. #found #eggs #eggcouncil #illustration #ephemera #food #foodie #humor #funny #drawing #nostalgia #estatesale #advertising #booklet


So here's the more of the Egg Council's story of our humble yet naïve friend the egg. This is my fist use if insta's multi-image upgrade. Except for the last image these are reversed in order of how they appear in the booklet. The message is more logical in this order. #eggs #eggcouncil #illustration #ephemera #food #foodie #humor #funny #drawing #nostalgia #estatesale #advertising #booklet

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017