Anything But 'Free Bird'

I decided to take some requests this morning. What are you all in the mood for? Photos? A letter? Old postcard? Baseball card?

Let me know in the comments, I will try and get to as many as I can.


18 comments:

Norrin2 said...

I find old postcards fascinating. Or how about defunct or regional candy bar wrappers? Do you ever find anything like that?
I love your blog.

unmoderated said...

no candy bar wrappers that I can think of. I have some random product packaging, soap, food, etc...

Norrin2 said...

That'll work. Thanks.

unmoderated said...

Norrin - here's the Ivory soap wrapper. According to my note, I found it in a 1944 Life Magazine.

http://imgur.com/tHqFE.jpg

Heather and Ellie said...

I like interesting letters the best.

Bookish said...

How about the strangest thing that you haven't shown yet?

unmoderated said...

H & E - here's a letter I found in a amongst a bunch of Asimov paperbacks:

http://imgur.com/ebSIH.jpg

unmoderated said...

Bookish - that's a good question. How about this Post Office Department decal? It's pretty big, six inches across. Still has the original wax paper on it:

http://imgur.com/i7ROk.jpg

Bookish said...

That's neat! Do you know how old it is?

unmoderated said...

I found it in a math textbook from the 80s, but based on the back of the sticker, I'd say 1960s or 1970s.

MrCachet said...

Any old ephemera will do, but I', leaning toward trade cards or ink blotters. Wonderful litho images on a lot of them.

Laurie said...

Love notes! They are the best!

Moonshadow said...

What about lists. What was your most interesting list that you've found.

Tricia said...

have you found any birds, free or otherwise? :^) [bird photos, postcards, advertising ephemera, etc]

interesting baseball trading cards?

unmoderated said...

Ok, this is the last update for the day, as I'm due home and I'm hungry.

Sorry to say, no love notes in stock. They are probably my favorite, and I try to post them as soon as I find them.

Here's a trade card I found in with the Peterson's Magazine from 1865 I recently talked about on Twitter:

http://imgur.com/XeZfc.jpg

As for lists, this is closest I could come:

http://imgur.com/T0O6j.jpg

Found in "Mrs. Lincoln's Boston Cookbook" from 1891.

Bird-related material? None that I could find. I came across a peacock feather once while sorting, but that was really before I was saving this stuff.

bettyl said...

I think letters would be of interest--at least, to me!

JamaGenie said...

Letters! Yes!

unmoderated said...

OK, will get a letter up tomorrow.

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