Arts & Crafts is one of the most influential design movements. This
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Antiques Almanac, a reference site for beginning and intermediate
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information about antiques and collectibles. Here, you’ll find
articles on a variety of American and international antiques,
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from the Colonial, Empire, Victorian, and Art Nouveau Periods, plus
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More men died on the battlefield in the Civil War than in all previous
American wars combined.
To make matters worse, medical knowledge in general and that of the
wartime surgeons was extremely low. For one thing, doctors didn’t
understand infection and did little to prevent it. Antiseptics had yet
to be used and doctors made no attempt to maintain sterility during
Collecting Pieces of the
practice of pharmacy has undergone tremendous changes since shelves held
bottles filled with essential oils and crude drugs like arsenic,
strychnine, creosote and chloroform. So why would anyone want to collect
such things. For a small group of collectors, it’s a passion–pure and
known as drug stores—are more like mini-department stores than sources
of medicines to heal the sick. In some, getting to the prescription
counter, after wandering through aisles filled with shampoos, perfumes,
greeting cards, potato chips, beverages, even ice cream–can be an
adventure in itself. But American drug stores weren’t always like this
and today, collectors are gobbling up pieces of these time capsules to
capture a bit of the mystic of a bygone era. More
The Creole-style townhouse in the heart of New Orleans's French
Quarter contains a world of old counters and shelves overflowing
with bizarre instruments and bottles with strange labels. This is
the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, also known as La Pharmacie
Francaise, an 1850s apothecary shop.Read more.
Dr. Ernest Ceriani serves as physician, surgeon, pediatrician,
psychiatrist, obstetrician, dentist, oculist and laboratory
technician to people in a 400-square-mile area around the rural town
of Kremmling, Colorado To
the people of Kremmling, he’s a lifesaver. Read more.
How to Recognize and
Refinish Antiques for Pleasure and Profit
you ever bought an antique or collectible that was less than perfect and
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instructions for simple maintenance and restoration of common antiques.
Rare Ty Cob
Baseball Card Found in Paper Bag
A South Carolina family
found d seven rare Ty Cob baseball cards in a paper bag at the run-down
home of a deceased relative.