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42 Historical Objects, No. 26: Ludwick's Revolutionary War-era bakery molds.

I love it when I can do entries in this series about everyday objects that have become historical by virtue of simply having survived. You wouldn’t expect to see cookie molds among a cache of priceless treasures from the American Revolution, but that’s exactly the case with these. 320 more words


Objects From the Past: Pioneer Artifacts Found

Over 100 years ago the first pioneer settlers were discovering the potential of the rich soil in and around Sydenham Forest.  They built houses and barns, farmed the land and got fuel from the forest for building, cooking and staying warm through the cold winters.  258 more words


Hoover Campaign Button: Maryland and the Great Depression

Measuring just 7/8” in length and just 1/4′” tall, this small, unassuming lapel pin bears little resemblance to flashy political campaign buttons of today. Its original background of deep blue paint did not survive the four decades it spent lodged in a wastewater pipe underneath the streets of Baltimore, overlooked by its owner and lost from a garment during a visit to a commercial laundry. 573 more words


Inuit Artifacts - Arrows

Simple and efficient.


per mare... reblogged this on per mare... and commented:

Straight...to the point.

Etiquette & superstition: stuff on the moon

Good gravy. You’re an etiquette and superstition blogger who steps away from her computer for a week, and what happens? A Blood Moon happens. A… 226 more words



Georgia O’Keeffe Peach and Glass 1927

Dear Georgia,

Today I bit into a peach that was not entirely ripe and I remembered how my father told me to harvest the peaches before the frost (or was it wind) one of the times I visited him in his last year. 119 more words


Crappy Writing Assignments 101: Brainstorm 25 Things You Did This Summer

Let’s queue that “King and I” lyric, “…and by your children you’ll be taught!” And you should be even when you give one of the mossiest beginning- of- the- year assignments ever.  311 more words