Kitschy vintage salt and pepper shakers, souvenirs from Gooseberry Falls. One in the shape of a safe, the other a golden moneybag, it may have some political statement when the rise of tourism in the 1920s created a concern that the area would be accessible only to the rich.
A vintage home canning and label book from Worthington Rendering CO, Worthington, Minnesota, “Our gift to you in appreciation of your calls.”
What calls, you ask?
Calls to report or turn in what Worthington wants to render:
Wanted All Dead & Disabled Animals
Large or Small — We Make the Call
Hey, they had clean and sanitary disinfected trucks. So don’t worry about it; go can some fruit. Just don’t tell Timmy & Betsy what really happened to Old Shep and that lame kitten… Just tell the kids the pets went to go live on a farm. Or another farm.
Spotted at a thrift store today; I didn’t handle him, but I’m pretty sure he’s this one by Hasbro. Price on his shoe is $9.99.
Spotted in the thrift store today, Calendar Girl, by Andre Kostelanetz and his Orchestra. In this cheesy pandering LP, the recordings are organized by month and the songs are those with girls names. (More on my vintage vinyl scores to come.)
It’s the Philbin Sisters, circa 1926. But we’re certain these girls were real shakers.