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Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
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Fashion & Sewing Pattern History, Part Two | Inherited Values

Fashion & Sewing Pattern History, Part Two | Inherited Values | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

Moving into the early 19th century and taking a closer look at how clothing pattern history closely parallels domestic sewing machine history.

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Do You Know Your Ditto From A Mimeograph Machine?

Do You Know Your Ditto From A Mimeograph Machine? | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

“Oh, a Ditto machine — remember that smell?!?” Wifey exclaimed.  She had visions of fuzzy purple-text pages becoming our regular method of correspondence with family and friends, if only for that famous post-printing chemical smell.  Unfortunately, she was close but not quite right: this is a Mimeograph, the teacher’s lounge compatriot of the Ditto machine.

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Ah, The Chick’s An Old Battle Ax

Ah, The Chick’s An Old Battle Ax | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
The “new woman” rode bicycles — and she smoked and likely even chewed tobaccie. So it makes sense that folks would advertise tobacco directly to her. In this antique tobacco...
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History in advertising

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Meet Me Down by Schuster’s (Vintage Department Store Memories & Collectibles) | Inherited Values

Meet Me Down by Schuster’s (Vintage Department Store Memories & Collectibles) | Inherited Values | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

Like many people, my first jobs were in retail. It was work I actually loved; but retail doesn’t pay enough to support a family, so I left it & got a college degree. Years later, I still consider myself to be a “retail brat” — and so I collect vintage retail store items. Like most collectors, I tend to focus on the names that mean something to me. For me, these are the department stores of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Trade stamp history (like S&H Green Stamps) too!

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Chicago World's Fair 1934 - In Trudel's Words

Chicago World's Fair 1934 - In Trudel's Words | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

These are excerpts from letters written by Leonard Grossman's mother Trudel. Trudel was a young German Jewish woman who arrived in Chicago in May, 1934. There is much more about Trudel and her experiences on the blog Trudel's Truth by Leonard Grossman, one of Trudel's sons. That blog is a record of the young immigrant's letters home. The only parts of the letters that are included here are the parts that mention the Chicago World's Fair.

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Inherited Values on Facebook

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Inherited Values speaks to collectors of antiques and vintage collectibles as well as those who...
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Of Valentino, Mineralava Beauty Pageants & Pink Powder Puffs

Of Valentino, Mineralava Beauty Pageants & Pink Powder Puffs | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

As a feminist, I have a complicated, conflicted, relationship with beauty pageants. But this vintage booklet from the 1923 Mineralava Beauty Pageant fascinates me because of the man involved: Rudolph Valentino.

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WWI German Helmet

WWI German Helmet | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
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The Black, White and Shades of Grey in Collecting Black Americana

The Black, White and Shades of Grey in Collecting Black Americana | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

According to Howard Dodson, director of the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, “There are two kinds of collectors of black Americana: those who are interested in collecting as a financial investment and those with a passion for finding ‘the missing pages of history.’”


...There is also some concern that part of the drive in purchasing black Americana is pimpin’ black culture.: that this adoption of old images and negative stereotypes is being glamorized in a perverse way. Like hip-hop’s bad ‘rap’ (pun intended), collecting black Americana is sweeping the nation in a concerning way.

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As a white chick, I don't dare collect this stuff -- even if I, as a collector of similar negative sterotypical items about women, understand the desire to document the horrible past.

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America's heroic ART COLLECTORS: Rag tag bag of experts who turned WW2 soldiers and inspired George Clooney's latest movie

America's heroic ART COLLECTORS: Rag tag bag of experts who turned WW2 soldiers and inspired George Clooney's latest movie | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

As the Nazi's razed their way across Europe they looted the world's greatest works of art so that they could realize Adolf Hitler's twisted vision for his eponymous 'Fühermuseum' - which would be built in his hometown of Linz, Austria.


With much of the artwork hostage behind enemy lines, a tiny British-American taskforce made up of museum directors, art historians and curators was created and charged with saving over 1,000 years of culture from the maniacal grasp of Hitler and his cronies.


Dubbed the Monuments Men, the rag-tag group was co-opted into the armed forces and sent into Europe following D-Day in 1944 on the greatest treasure hunt of all time, to recover and return the pieces of art to their rightful owners and reverse the cultural attack of an entire continent.

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Original 1885 Chesapeake Lighthouse Photographs Mounted Albumen Prints

Original 1885 Chesapeake Lighthouse Photographs Mounted Albumen Prints | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

Looking for some assistance in pricing and marketing a set of 9 mounted albumen prints of Chesapeake Bay lighthouses.

Prints are part of a series of photos taken by Major Jared A. Smith for the US Lighthouse Establishment in 1885. Research has shown that the USCG Historian's Dept has copies of some of these prints but for other locations the reference shows "Photo Unavailable".

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In Lilli Vincenz’s papers, a trove of gay rights history

In Lilli Vincenz’s papers, a trove of gay rights history | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

History is written by the victors, but also by the scrapbookers, the collectors, the keepers, the pack rats. By those who show up, at the beginnings of things and with the right technology. History sometimes comes in pieces. It needs to be reassembled. Pasted and coaxed. Sometimes the finished product still has holes.


In one corner of the climate-controlled manuscript division, on a series of otherwise empty shelves, sits Lilli Vincenz’s unprocessed collection. ...


Twelve boxes. Cream-colored. Heavy. Inside: meticulous fragments of the gay rights movement of the latter half of the 20th century. Political pamphlets, sociological surveys, photographs and obituaries. Diaries of a young woman who was nervous about going into her first gay bar but whose Arlington living room later became the default place for gay women to feel at home.

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Women of the Future, 1902

Women of the Future, 1902 | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

Generals, marines, lawyers, coach drivers, politicians, and even artists!  These were “Les Femmes de l’Avenir,” or “Women of the Future,” as imagined in a series of 20 postcards from the turn of the last century. 

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Before the Bikini: Rare Vintage Beach Photos

Before the Bikini: Rare Vintage Beach Photos | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
A trip to the beach has been a standard summer family activity since the turn of the century and over time the fashions associated with seaside activities have evolved.
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Three Keys to Involving the Younger Generations in Genealogy

Three Keys to Involving the Younger Generations in Genealogy | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
Involving the younger generations in family history is not magic. Let's take my answer apart and look at its three features to create our next generation of family history fans!
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Boedi Mranata Holding history in his hands | The Jakarta Post

Boedi Mranata Holding history in his hands | The Jakarta Post | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

The wide range of Boedi Mranata’s antique collection makes it hard to believe that it is a private collection. Besides Chinese antique ceramics that make up most of his collection, he is also keen on collecting other works of art, such as peranakan furniture and decorations, antique Javanese kris holders, and even genuine pieces of furniture owned by queen Juliana of the Netherlands. Boedi’s passion is driven by the pleasure of owning beautiful artworks and his motivation to preserve history. Profit making is not on his agenda.

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Vanes a barometer of history, culture

Vanes a barometer of history, culture | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

Whether they were sailing, fighting, or farming, people have always needed to know which way the wind blows.

 

But weather vanes have been used for far more than just a forecast.

 

A vane on a house or barn might show what business you were in, whether you lived in the country or along the seacoast, or simply what took your fancy. Great paths to self-expression, the objects would telegraph to all what was important to you.

 

One of the earliest American vanes still in existence - in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia History Museum - is a decorative iron banner with the initials of William Penn, two of his partners, and the date 1699. The vane, which topped a mill in Upland, was a business statement combined with a work of art.

 

While other categories of antiques have come and gone, weather vanes - and the prices they bring - have remained strong because buyers still use them as a form of personal expression. For weather vane collectors, the possibilities are almost infinite.

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Pin-Up Queens: Three Female Artists Who Shaped the American Dream Girl

Pin-Up Queens: Three Female Artists Who Shaped the American Dream Girl | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

“So many women are left out of historical records,” Dahlsad says. “Men will say, ‘I want to show off what my father did; he deserves to shine. Someone should do a book on him!’ Daughters don’t do that about their moms to the same degree, so often things get thrown away. How many men would look at their archives say, ‘Just take it all to the dumpster’? Somebody would be saying, ‘You can’t do that! You’re George Petty. Put it back!’”

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I'm interviewed as part of this article by Lisa Hix

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Egypt challenges a UK auctioneer over 200 'stolen' antiquities - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online

Egypt challenges a UK auctioneer over 200 'stolen' antiquities - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
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Queen Victoria's stockings up for auction

Queen Victoria's stockings up for auction | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

Dating from the 1870s, the historical hosiery comes embroidered with the royal VR monogram and will be auctioned off by Tennant’s Auction House in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, on Friday (April 26).

 

Social history author Dulcie Lewis, from Carperby, near Leyburn, has written a book on the history of women’s undergarments, entitled Casting Off The Corsets: A Brief History of Underwear.

 

She said Queen Victoria’s under garments do occasionally come up for sale as she would strangely  give away her underwear as presents to people who worked for her.


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Vicky Victory Hair Pins

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Victory Hair Pins. Gift of Rhoda L. and Roger M. Berkowitz, The National WWII Museum

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The Ultimate in Historical Naval Figures: A Lock of John Paul Jones' Hair

The Ultimate in Historical Naval Figures: A Lock of John Paul Jones' Hair | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

"The future naval officers, who live within these walls, will find in the career of the man whose life we this day celebrate, not merely a subject for admiration and respect, but an object lesson to be taken into their innermost hearts. . . . Every officer . . . should feel in each fiber of his being an eager desire to emulate the energy, the professional capacity, the indomitable determination and dauntless scorn of death which marked John Paul Jones above all his fellows.”

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“Black tenants in Harlem during the 1920s and...

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Black tenants in Harlem during the 1920s and 1930s faced discriminatory rental rates. That, along with the generally lower salaries for black workers, created a situation in which many people were short of rent money.” How did these tenants cope? By sending out these invitations and charging for parties that would help them make rent.

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Jaden Johnson's curator insight, March 15, 2013 7:35 PM

This would not pass the CRAP test because it doesn't come from a reliable source. The Tumblr website is a public website where users create their own pages. But the pictures that this site has are legitimate, and show truth behind the page.

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From the 'Journal of the History of Collections' March 2013

From the 'Journal of the History of Collections' March 2013 | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

Linda Bauer and Nello Barbieri, “Forming a Collection of Paintings in Late Baroque Siena,” Journal of the History of Collections 25 (2013): 45-57

 

...The documents include the names of artists – many well known – with prices or values for some works, and by reference to the largely unpublished inventory of his estate, give some indication of which works in the documents Biringucci acquired and how his taste conformed to the prevailing trends of the period.

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1894 shape of woman original antique anatomy print human form

1894 shape of woman original antique anatomy print human form | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
this is an original antique lithograph from late 19th century it is a book plate printed in leipzig, germany in 1894 the print measures
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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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