Hydesville-3 Miles from Alton and…

October 22, 2013

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I seem to have an inexplicable fondness for old highway signs . This is Hydesville [ Leave a Comment » | Historic Buildings, Merging Yesterday and Today, old photos, Old Things, Random Historical Info | Tagged: , | Permalink
Posted by Lynette M


Who doesn’t love a man doing laundry…

October 19, 2013

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Please, PLEASE do click to keep enlarging this photo. The pulleys and hand cranks and other details are amazing. The tub on the left says “Troy” Laundry… [ 2 Comments | Historic Buildings, Merging Yesterday and Today, old photos, Old Things, Random Historical Info | Tagged: , | Permalink
Posted by Lynette M


Cafe Waterfront-Then and now

October 17, 2013

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102 F ST – CAFÉ WATERFRONT Originally: THE WAVE SALOON/THE WEAVER BLDG.    (1st & F St) Style: Eastlake   Built:  1892   This building remains substantially unaltered from its original design.   Originally the Wave Saloon, a gathering place for fishermen, stevedores and  later on, loggers.  “The Bluebird Rooms”  (a brothel) were on the second floor. [Humboldt County Convention & Visitors Bureau]


Lots (and lots) of Crab

October 16, 2013

Women Processing Crab [HSU: Palmquist/Yale Collection]

Unfortunately many of the photos from this collection are undated. The digital cataloger estimated that the photo was taken in Humboldt (likely Eureka) sometime in the 1970s.


Save the Redwoods

October 11, 2013
Mrs A. J. Monroe, Mrs. Harpst, Mrs. Atkinson, Mrs. Ella T. Georgeson; driver: Frank Silence. {Source: HSU, Palmquist/Yale Collection]

Mrs A. J. Monroe, Mrs. Harpst, Mrs. Atkinson, Mrs. Ella T. Georgeson; driver: Frank Silence. [Source: HSU, Palmquist/Yale Collection]


Eureka Wharf, Earlier Days

October 9, 2013

Eureka Wharf [Source: Humboldt State University-Palmquist/Yale Collection]

Eureka Wharf [Source: Humboldt State University-Palmquist/Yale Collection]

I’m not sure how to date this photo. If anyone sees any clues, please let me know…

 


Birth Control in Ketchikan, Alaska

July 11, 2013

I was fortunate to be able to visit Alaska recently and it was in the historic red light district of Ketchikan that I discovered this unknown (and probably obsolete) kraft.

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Apparently condoms used to be made of silk –they came in pretty colors but weren’t very effective so at least one “working girl” made home decorations with them. This flower (and others) adorned her shower curtain.

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The house is open for tours and was left pretty much the way it was when Dolly passed away.

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