Still Life… collected things or Junk

Anyway you look at it, our junk tells a heck of a lot about who we are and what we value.  That’s why we dig through the dump piles of the past, the fire circles, the heaps of old pottery and building foundations.  Frankly, I love that.  But so often these details get buried in my own personal ‘piles’ so I thought I’d make another mound of imagery here of my ‘collectables.’ Some of them are obscure, some are not. Please, if you choose to ‘borrow,’ ‘liberate’, or out-and-out ‘steal’ these images, give me credit and let me know… better yet: ask first.  I am usually cool about that kind of thing.

museum store shelf of blue ribbon baking powder and corn syrup

museum store shelf of blue ribbon baking powder and corn syrup

and then there is the Allen’s Foot Ease…

Allen's foot ease, germolene, and other historic ointments

Allen's foot ease, germolene, and other historic ointments

This is a rack of leads for type-setting the old way… the way my father did when he worked in his father’s press…

type-set leds from an old press

type-set leads from an old press

then there is the machine that goes with this:

machine used in an old printing press...

machine used in an old printing press...

In the same Moose Jaw Museum, here is a kitchen cupboard, the free-standing variety, stocked with numerous hamburger grinders, sieves, crocks, potato mashers and ladles.

vintage kitchen cupboard with vintage kitchen tools

vintage kitchen cupboard with vintage kitchen tools

Can’t forget about old vehicles though…

Old Red Fire truck

Old Red Fire truck

and another:

Another Red Fire Engine

Another Red Fire Engine

and a Yellow Fire Engine:

Yellow Fire Engine

Yellow Fire Engine

A very old Red fire truck:

Extra Old Fire Truck

Extra Old Fire Truck

and then a tractor… it was the prairies

Boy on Tractor

Boy on Tractor

And another Tractor type thing, before rubber wheels it seems.

Teen on tractor, a steam tractor?

Teen on tractor, a steam tractor?

And an Old car-an Impala Convertable with a blue hard top, infront of Guys and Dolls on Moose Jaw’s Main Street.

Impala infront of Guys and Dolls in Moose Jaw on Main Street

Impala infront of Guys and Dolls in Moose Jaw on Main Street

and then there is the old buildings in that fine old town:

Moose Jaw Building and Sky

Moose Jaw Building and Sky

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One response to “Still Life… collected things or Junk

  1. Bonnie Miller

    Very cool!!

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