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Fra Andreas Garcia, an 18th-century Mexican Franciscan friar and folk artist, carved and painted the figurine.
The shallow bowl with a stylized picture of a rooster on the front was signed “Karamu OH Hykes” on the back.
Today there are 39 different Omersa Co. animal footstools sold by stores like Liberty and Abercrombie Fitch.
Around 1899, the price of 10 papers was 5 cents. Most of the newsboys were homeless and this is how they earned a living.
Most advertising, even today, promotes cooked cereal as eaten hot. When cold, some get hard and lumpy.
Special figural chairs made to look like rocking horses calmed little boys during their first haircuts.
From 1890 to 1930, you could weight yourself with a coin-operated scale found on a street corner.
A Horner chest of drawers with a side lock fashioned out of a bamboo pole sold at auction for $1,088.
Its decorations have meanings reflecting endurance, harmony in nature, movement, the old leading the young, or life.
This funnel-shaped metal cone was a fashionable accessory with an important purpose.
The name “Campeche” comes from its use in Campeche, Mexico, where it was popular in the late 18th century.
The Enterprise Manufacturing Co. founded in 1864 was one of the leading makers of grinders.
Both have decanter bottles, both have drinking glasses, both can have locks — but they’re not the same thing.
Earlyware pieces were made before 1880. They were formed in a mold, often to look like a tree trunk.
The “Sunny Jim” pitchers were discontinued in the 1950s, but may have been manufactured as late as the 1980s.
A reproduction of a Wallace Nutting tavern table recently sold for $469. This a type of table was used for serving in the tap room of Colonial taverns.
This early pair of glasses has a leather nosepiece and side flaps. The tinted lenses weren’t used as sunglasses.
Many modern pieces of marble furniture were made in the mid-1900s. They were mostly special-order pieces.
Both types of folk pottery were made in the early 1800s in Scotland, Italy, Holland, France and the U.S.
It probably was made by the Findley Ohio Bottle Co. circa 1888. It sold at a Glass Works auction for $188.