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Postcard Memories of Presidential Inaugurals

Postcard Memories of Presidential Inaugurals

By Roy Nuhn   This month America once again celebrates the inaugural of an elected chief executive – our 57th such happening.  Such ceremonies hark back more than two hundred years to April 30, 1789.  On that long-ago Thursday, George Washington stood in New York City’s Federal Hall and was sworn in as our first president.   More than 50 presidential swearing-ins […]

by · January 9, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Christmas in Georgetown Awakens the Holiday Spirit

Christmas in Georgetown Awakens the Holiday Spirit

Each December the town of Georgetown transforms for two weekends into a bustling Christmas scene reminiscent of Christmas of long ago. Thousands come to this beautiful mountain town to experience a traditional Holiday where Christmas hasn’t changed in 100 years: roasted chestnuts, holiday shopping, horse-drawn wagon rides through Historic Georgetown, and wonderful sights and smells. Come enjoy appearances by St. […]

by · December 5, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Planes, Trains & Automobiles — Travel in Style

Planes, Trains & Automobiles — Travel in Style

By Carol Mobley The Holiday travel season has arrived. In December 2015 there were 4.6 million people who traveled through Denver International Airport, the 6th largest in the United States. But airlines are not the only mode of transportation people use to travel. Amtrak carried more than three times as many riders between Washington, DC, and New York City as […]

by · December 5, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Historic Toys of Hubley

Historic Toys of Hubley

By Robert Reed   From coal dump trucks to cap pistols the toys of Hubley Manufacturing Co. were an historic part of the 20th century.   Their colorful catalogs assured, “Hubley toys are made to sell.” And sell they did. The Lancaster, Pennsylvania enterprise was at one point among the largest makers of cast iron toys in the world.   […]

by · December 5, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Lady’s Dressing Tables Had Varied Names & Looks

Lady’s Dressing Tables Had Varied Names & Looks

By Anne Gilbert A look at many of today’s auction catalogs and antique dealer offerings is a trip through the history of the “dressing table” or “vanity.” These days dressing tables are usually “built-ins” that come with a house or Condo. They are a far cry from the elegant examples made of fine woods and often gilded. Not only did […]

by · December 5, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article