I seem to have an inexplicable fondness for old highway signs . This is Hydesville [
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]
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.
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.
The house is open for tours and was left pretty much the way it was when Dolly passed away.