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The Paper Memories of Thanksgiving

The Paper Memories of Thanksgiving

By Robert Reed    The grand holiday of Thanksgiving has been celebrated in many ways over the decades, and a surprising amount of it remains in memories of paper.    Trade cards, holiday postcards, magazine covers, menus, and colorful decorations have all faithfully carried the enduring Thanksgiving theme nationwide.    Historians have long noted that President George Washington delivered an address proclaiming the […]

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The Beloved Dolls Of Native Americans

The Beloved Dolls Of Native Americans

By Robert Reed In the National Museum of American History in the nation’s capitol is a black and white image of a beautiful Crow Indian girl with doll in a traditional cradle. The photograph was taken in 1888. Like children everywhere, Native American children have loved to play with dolls over the centuries. In most cases such dolls for them […]

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‘Margie’: Another Great Old Song

‘Margie’: Another Great Old Song

“Margie,” also known as “My Little Margie,” is a 1920 popular song composed in collaboration by vaudeville performer and pianist Con Conrad and ragtime pianist J. Russel Robinson, a member of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band. Lyrics were written by Benny Davis, a vaudeville performer and songwriter. Lyrics to Margie My little Margie I’m always thinking of you, Margie I’ll […]

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Asian Art and a Plein Aire

Asian Art and a Plein Aire

By Paula Svincek    On a brisk October morning, a quick trip into Florence Antiques and Collectibles at 132 E. Main St. turned into quite an educational experience. Larry Nelson, the proprietor, shared his passion for a few pieces of his oriental collection. The son of missionaries, Larry spent a great deal of time in Taiwan and Hong Kong where he […]

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Carriage Stones Still Grace Their Antique Homes

Carriage Stones Still Grace Their Antique Homes

By Sally Gronauer    Our son David and his wife Emily just bought a house in Cincinnati, Ohio. The house was built in 1890. Both were not sure what this cement block in front of the house was. It definitely seemed like more than just a cement block. With a little research they discovered it was a carriage stone. They were […]

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