On any given Sunday, I like getting in my car to go wandering. Here in Maine, one never knows when there will be a new discovery.
This day I discovered the Matthews Museum of Maine Heritage in Union on the grounds where the fair, a big antique show and Common Ground are held each year.
Open only in July and August, it was filled with things from other eras. It is quite a repository for items I suspect were forgotten in attics, garages and stables!
Many of the items were presented in vignettes such as this one of a beauty parlor. That contraption in the back looks like it could do some serious damage. Does anyone know its use?
There was an old timey kitchen that reminded me of my great grandmother’s. Of course, I appreciated the table setting and admired the ironstone that would be nice additions to some of your collections.
I have seen many an old typewriter, but this one is a first. The only thing that hasn’t changed is the arrangement of letters on the keyboard. It is something like this that makes you realize how much things have evolved.
Where there are old things, there has to be a loom and accessories like a spinning wheel and yarn winder. Though I’ve worked on looms less sophisticated than what I have now, I can only imagine how tedious weaving on two string harnesses would have been.
Old carriages are always fascinating to me. Though I’m sure traveling in them was not always a pleasure, they hold a romantic mystique. Were I to travel in one of these, I’d opt for a new coat!
I’ve never seen Moxie anywhere but in the northeast. Quite a lot of space with all kinds of paraphernalia and historical information is dedicated to it here. I thought it may have originated in Maine, but it came from Massachusetts. Ted Williams may have been its best known spokesman. Next time I see one I’ll have to try it to see what the taste is. Anybody know?
So much for today’s wanderings. I can’t wait for the next discovery.