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I went to a yard sale today, an old lady in a wheelchair was in her garage and 34 of the garage was filled with old movie posters and books stuffed to the ceiling. All kinds of old stuff. She had boxes of old newspapers with deeds and letters all from 1780-1860 the box I bought for 20.00 looked old so I bought it and brought it home.
In the box was newspapers from Philadelphia, Boston area. I found one from 1792 with a few things George Washington had made speeches about. Some from the early 1800's selling slaves and trinkets from the far east.
In between was a pencil sketch book from 1825 with some really cool drawings by a guy named T.S. Wright 8 sketches in all. The letters written are hard to read as people wrote kinda slobby back then. There are hundreds of paper things in the box, fans from Paris from around 1850 and a few things from the 1960's a few toys and a couple little things that look like Cracker jack prizes.
I will try and Image some stuff later but I want to find out about this T.S. Wright guy.
I really wanted to look in the back of that garage though. She had a print dated 1650 that she wanted 150.00 for I might go back and get it if I get really ambitious.
Piles of deeds from the early 1800's all hand written. I'm liking this find.






08-09-2014 01:04 PM
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You've got some history right there.






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(08-09-2014 01:04 PM)Maggot Wrote:  I went to a yard sale today, an old lady in a wheelchair was in her garage and 34 of the garage was filled with old movie posters and books stuffed to the ceiling. All kinds of old stuff. She had boxes of old newspapers with deeds and letters all from 1780-1860 the box I bought for 20.00 looked old so I bought it and brought it home.
In the box was newspapers from Philadelphia, Boston area. I found one from 1792 with a few things George Washington had made speeches about. Some from the early 1800's selling slaves and trinkets from the far east.
In between was a pencil sketch book from 1825 with some really cool drawings by a guy named T.S. Wright 8 sketches in all. The letters written are hard to read as people wrote kinda slobby back then. There are hundreds of paper things in the box, fans from Paris from around 1850 and a few things from the 1960's a few toys and a couple little things that look like Cracker jack prizes.
I will try and Image some stuff later but I want to find out about this T.S. Wright guy.
I really wanted to look in the back of that garage though. She had a print dated 1650 that she wanted 150.00 for I might go back and get it if I get really ambitious.
Piles of deeds from the early 1800's all hand written. I'm liking this find.

Hey, you may wind up cashing in on (claiming) those deeds, and becoming a land baron. IT WORKED FOR THE INDIANS HERE IN NE! They claimed many thousands of acres from old hand written deeds. They were considered to be legal. So . . . maybe casinos are in your future!

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I found some stamps in a few of them. But I cannot find them in a book they are Washington 1.50 from around 1850 and are longer than a normal stamp but perforated, they were on the deeds. They look brand new. I will put them on CU to see if anyone can identify them.






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Google didn't turn up anything on the artist, but it sounds like you need to have that stuff appraised ASAP. You could be sitting on a gold mine. Good luck buddy.





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(08-11-2014 11:20 AM)Blindgreed1 Wrote:  Google didn't turn up anything on the artist, but it sounds like you need to have that stuff appraised ASAP. You could be sitting on a gold mine. Good luck buddy.

I found a few letterheads, it looks like the guy went on to become president of a pig iron firm when he got older maybe 1840-1850. I spent the afternoon reading the letters. It's really interesting reading the daily lives of these people and how articulate they were as compared with today. One letter was from a guy that built an entire floor on a building to house his many friends going to the the Columbian expo in 1892-93 it was a huge deal back then and there were all kinds of things Edison and the world had to offer. People were amazed at all the discoveries and machines that were being produced.

I'm hoping to have some time to put a few of the more interesting letters and documents out into cyberworld for the first time.

The Industrial revolution was an exciting era.






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(08-11-2014 01:46 PM)Maggot Wrote:  
(08-11-2014 11:20 AM)Blindgreed1 Wrote:  Google didn't turn up anything on the artist, but it sounds like you need to have that stuff appraised ASAP. You could be sitting on a gold mine. Good luck buddy.

I found a few letterheads, it looks like the guy went on to become president of a pig iron firm when he got older maybe 1840-1850. I spent the afternoon reading the letters. It's really interesting reading the daily lives of these people and how articulate they were as compared with today. One letter was from a guy that built an entire floor on a building to house his many friends going to the the Columbian expo in 1892-93 it was a huge deal back then and there were all kinds of things Edison and the world had to offer. People were amazed at all the discoveries and machines that were being produced.

I'm hoping to have some time to put a few of the more interesting letters and documents out into cyberworld for the first time.

The Industrial revolution was an exciting era.
Indeed it was. Things were changing so quickly. Kind of makes you think twice about bitching because your computer is running slow.





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I wanted to mention the 1855 San Francisco newspaper. The Gold rush was on full steam ahead and the stories of the large fights over claims and the accounts of the amounts of people going there via steamship was staggering. They accounted for everyone.
The Indians were not letting their land go very easily and the stories of Indian savagery seemed quite biased.
I may send that one to HOTD if she wants it. Blowing-kisses






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The Indians got the shitty end of the stick, they were lied to repeatedly and cheated. I've never faulted them for being savages. I would have been too.


Maggot, you must be having the best time going through your loot. It sounds so interesting.






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I love the way people told each other to Fuck off back then. hah






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...because there was no PC back then. Ah, the good ol' days. I would have loved to live in the Wild West...I think.






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You should go back and get more stuff from the lady.





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(08-11-2014 02:45 PM)FAHQTOO Wrote:  You should go back and get more stuff from the lady.

She had a garage full but said "maybe next year"






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(08-11-2014 02:45 PM)FAHQTOO Wrote:  You should go back and get more stuff from the lady.

She is having another sale in 2 weeks, I really want some of those movie posters she had. There must have been 2000 all rolled up in piles in that garage.






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