PAXICO, Kan. – It’s been more than 38 years since Bud Hund started selling old stoves and lamps at Mill Creek Antiques in Paxico, Kan., and he doesn’t have any intention to stop any time soon.
A lot of folks remember the old catchy phrase, “shave and a haircut, two bits.” (Two bits is 25 cents, in case you were unaware.)
One of the best-kept non-secrets in the field of native cultures and art is located in Phoenix, Arizona – the Heard Museum.
Combine a thin, likeable British-born comedian with a rotund, happy-go-lucky American-born entertainer, add the element of silent films in the 1920s and the result is the comedy team of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.
Everyone has to eat and grocery stores—in one form or another—have been around for centuries.
Do you remember that first vanilla malted you ever had down at the local soda fountain? How about a cherry Coke or a root beer float?
While the name Amelia Earhart is instantly recognizable to most Americans, another aviatrix from the 1920s – Pancho Barnes – is a legend in her own right.
The Internet has caused many mail order catalogs to take second place to a mouse-click buying experience. But in the early part of the 20th century, buying by mail order was the equivalent of buying on the Internet today.
Imagine stepping back into a 1950s home, complete with Formica countertops, chrome kitchen chairs, a black rotary telephone and a wringer-style washing machine. Welcome to the 1950s Park Forest House Museum in Park Forest, Ill.
“There is something about people who love antiques and antiquing that creates friendships out of customers,” said Jan Peel, owner with husband Dick of Home Again Antiques in Aurora, Ore.