Saturday, March 15, 2014

Finding Old Photos and an Old President

Sometimes you find the most amazing things in a box of thrifted treasures.

My favorite find outside of the box, was this nice grungy hanging scale. It would look so cool holding a hanging plant.
And of course I love finding Pyrex especially a nice set of refrigerator dishes.
But the most surprising and exciting find was some papers that I discovered in a box of old photos. The box was filled with old cabinet cards and homestead photos from the Kansas and Oklahoma Territories before they became States. Mixed in with these photos was a Kansas Territory Land Deed signed by President Chester A. Arthur in 1882. This was a period in American history when the U.S. Government had laid claim to lands belonging to the Native American Indians and then sold land deeds to Settlers.

Here are some of the old cabinet cards, homestead and township photos.
 Also in the box was an old 1920 United States Passport.
World War II Ration books.
Unused 1904 St. Louis' World's Fair Postcards.
And some unusual postcards for holidays such as Washington's Birthday and the Fourth of July.
I was hoping to find some old tintype photos {there were a few in the box} but instead I found some awesome pieces of real American history. I will get some of these items in my Stuff to Treasure Store

Hope everyone had a great day of thrifting.

Here is a little history of what was happening in 1882 around the World:
The Red Cross was established
Morgan Earp {Wyatt's brother} was assassinated in Tombstone, AZ
Outlaw Jesse James was killed
Queen Victoria ruled the British Empire
First district lit by electricity {New York}
First World Series Game was played {Cincinnati vs. Chicago}

1 comment:

  1. Oh I love all the old photo's and those postcards! I love the old rusty scale too, you found some wonderful treasures.


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