Photography

Strange things spotted in antique stores

I attended a conference about scenic byways a couple weeks ago with my co-founder in the Historic Michigan Road Association. The conference was on the National Road in Cambridge City and Richmond here in Indiana. I got to really luxuriate in the National Road in eastern Indiana! I’ll share lots of photos and stories in posts to come.

But one afternoon during the conference he and I hooky so we could visit the many antique stores along US 40 across Wayne County. We found some unusual things and I thought they’d be fun to share.

This is an actual box of fuse plugs. The slogan on it makes it look more like a Wacky Package or a parody from MAD Magazine.

Blow

One shop had lots of old drug boxes and bottles. Apparently a medication called Alcoban is still made. Its active ingredient is disulfiram, which causes you to become physically ill when you drink.

Alcoban

You know you’ve reached middle age when toys from your childhood start showing up in antique stores.

Blockx

I guess an old teacup isn’t a strange thing to find in an antique store, but I like this photograph so here it is anyway. I love a beautiful teacup. If I could, I’d rescue every lost teacup I find and bring it home. But I don’t drink very much tea, and storage would soon become a problem.

Teacup

But I promised strange things, so here you go: the strangest, creepiest thing I saw in the antique shops.

Creepy heads

Get more of my photography in your inbox or reader! Click here to subscribe.

 

Advertisements
Standard

8 thoughts on “Strange things spotted in antique stores

  1. DougD says:

    Oh dear, I think we had those exact blocks too.

    Those creepy heads make me think of my mother in law’s collector doggie plates. I someday plan to make a concrete patio, and frisbee those plates into the cement mixer so they can become part of it. Someone needs to do that with the creepy heads.

    Like

Share your comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.