What I really wanted to point out were some of the vintage trading cards and ephemera they have. There is one room with loads and loads of postcards, ads, and other bits and pieces. I did not get to look through most of the stuff as we were getting ready to leave but I know where I am going to start my search the next time I go back! I did pick up some items that were perfect to fill up wall space in the historical society.
Here are some pics to give a better idea of what I am talking about:
|Above, a soap ad and a photograph of a British noblewoman inspecting Boy Scouts add a little bit of interest to this formerly blank wall in the historical society attic.|
|There were a number of these small cards, about an inch to 1.5 inches wide showing different celebrities. Other such cards showed birds and flowers. (They would look pretty awesome in a frame. :-D ).|
|This is another ad for various clothing items with a lovely vintage picture. Again, it livens up the blank wall a little more, especially with the brighter colors.|
HBS was also having a closeout sale so I took the opportunity to get some miniatures I have been wanting for my collection, including this replica of a chest in the Springfield (IL) Lincoln home. I am collecting the pieces little by little and hope to (someday) build the Springfield Lincoln Home from RGT. Once we move into a bigger and more permanent place, that will likely happen.
How have you used vintage ephemera in your dollhouses?