Think you know Chicago? This map will probably interest you. Live in old Chicago? You can probably see your house from here. Distributed for the 1893 World’s Exhibition, on this side it shows an entire map of Chicago — which, in pre-automobile-times, was probably as difficult to cross as it is to travel across entire […]
For several years, I was a licensed insurance agent, working for Lincoln Mutual and Pioneer Mutual, helping insurance agents sell group life and health insurance. I had a vague idea of it, but it wasn’t until later I found out that Pioneer Mutual was the last real offshoot of the very first modern life insurance […]
Yes, I realize this is going to result in a huge number of very inappropriate Google searches, but the image is just so darn amusing. I’ve started a category of odd and amusing photos, of which this is one of the initial members. These young ladies are a sunday school class from somewhere in central […]
John Till learned his craft in the old country, and came to America with the universal cure for all illness…a hazardous concoction of harsh chemicals applied to the skin, often in several sittings. How’d it work? Better than you might expect.
I’ve had this magazine for maybe 6 months now, I it helped inspire an article at Collector’s Quest, and now I’m sharing it with the world. In conjunction with Kitschy-Kitschy-Coo, you can follow along as I scan & comment on each page of this old magazine. The theory is that I’ll add a page or […]
This blog, while informative, shall be a resource for keeping track of recent updates, projects-in-process, and other interesting tidbits not worthy of an entry in the Wiki software. Start at the main page, and go from there.