Category: What on Earth!?
Okay, time for the next installment of "WHAT ON EARTH??"
Sorry for the delay, we've been cataloguing and moving books off of the 2nd floor in a desperate race to free up that space for construction.
Going through the historical paper and books in this house is like peeling back an onion
. Layer by layer, we learn more about the previous owners. And it's just as FUN to share the wacky stuff as it is to share the "finds".
These are things we found from "Chicago". (Remember to click on pictures to make them larger.) If you were doing the bungalow archaeology in this case, what would they tell YOU about the previous occupants?
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And how about these? What do they say
about this family?
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Hmm. And then there are these things... < One Adopted
What was the Girl Scout Congress excited about in 1959
? New stewardess-like uniforms!!
And what about this coin that I found under the workbench? (It's blurry...I can't focus the camera on something that small.) One side says "Paper Doll Cocktail Lounge 1001 N. Clark Street. = Adopted
Unfortunately, the Paper Doll is no longer. Now it is a "respectable set" of doctor's offices.
ut the OTHER side of the coin is more cryptic. It says "5 cents, good for free drinks". That's right--plural--more than one. How much did a cocktail cost in the 1930's
anyway?? Too many Chicago things for one night!
Tomorrow: University of Chicago, spam--30's style, the Medinah Temple, maps, souvenirs, news and books.
Especially the U of C stuff should raise some eyebrows.
Note: University of Chicago Alumni, tune in tomrrow!!