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Winner of yesteryear’s costume contest

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Free bungalow windows

Have I got some windows for you! Up for grabs are a half-dozen double-hung bungalow windows originally installed in a Chicago house built in the 1920s. They have a classic four-over-one construction. Their condition is very good, and I think … Continue reading

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Amazingly colorful 40s pics

The Library of Congress has released a mind-boggling collection of color photos from the late 1930s and early 40s. Annette del Sur publicizing the salvage campaign in the yard of the Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California, October 1942. Flip … Continue reading

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Um …

I want whatever med these three are on.

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House history hopes

Having pleasantly little to do at work today, I got to amble around the Internet and found some more nifty sites for researching house history. I now think Historic Aerials is one of the coolest things I’ve seen recently. There … Continue reading

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Shadows of the past

The front porch ceiling was once a vivid blue, as well as a more muted green. This is what I learned from spending the day stripping the original beadboard with the infrared paint remover. Sky blue on porch ceilings is … Continue reading

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Ra-rah!

From the amazing array of eBay, I bring you the opportunity to own radioactive rings that will glow forever, thus: Helping you find your poison bottle. Making your dress buttons beckon to your beloved. Luring the elusive Simpsons fish during … Continue reading

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