We’re in the process of restoring a medicine cabinet we found in the cellar. We believe it to be original to our 1895 house. It was covered in paint (of course) and it’s been an on and off project for a while now. Fining this little cabinet in the cellar was such a sweet little find. But years later, we’re still being surprised by what it holds. Continue reading
(a random newspaper find)
Searching old documents online is awfully convenient. Digitized books, directories and newspapers are key in piecing together the history of a building and the people who lived there, and while the technology is pretty good (certainly beats sitting in a basement, sifting through microfiche), it’s far from perfect. The keyword search engine gets confused easily, particularly with numbers. If the scans aren’t clear, searches involving 3s, 5s, and 8s can get mixed up very easily.
Of course you can just skip past it and keep going. But you’d miss out on a nugget like this one:
Happy Monday, I hope yours is better than Mrs. Culimore’s.