Category: What on Earth!?
While my computer savvier husband sets up an integrated website, I'm going to start posting picture of old and ends we find in the bungalow. Please be patient with us! There are so many odds & ends. Whew.
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It is so terrific to be able to share all of this, the overwhelming nature of it all, with people who REALLY know what the word "overwhelming" really means.
I thought that this elephant would make a good doorstop, until I noticed the Asian signature on the bottom (see red insert). Any ideas on this one?
No home should be without a "Beckwith Reed Organ" made in Chicago. Do you know this sweet little thing still works? The 4 middle stops need to be reconditioned. See this in the Estate Sale
A signed copy of the rare book, "The Great Myth", (about American Indians) signed by the author, John C. Wright, with a postcard from the author to the recipient inside. I didn't dwell on this too long, but I know that this was the author who wrote "The Crooked Tree". And that is cool. Wright's grandmother was reportedly the great granddaughter of Pontiac, the revered Ottawa Chief who led the last rebellion against the English at Detroit in 1763.
Item #4--Sorry, these are, um, gone
These are lovely plaster cast foot molds of the PO's mom, who I suspect was having special shoes made. We have two pairs of them. Found in a paper bag.
And then there was an unusual children's play book from the late 80's (the, um, 1880's)
A metal and plastic, never used, in the box, Melodica from Hohner
in Germany. The reading material places it around 1950's.
This was an interesting family. We'll find out more about them when we tackle other things in the house and their origins....