Capital City Notes & Gossip, plus Tales from Library Land
Thursday, May 01, 2003
Mr. Lileks notes this auction of old general store goods, adding a reminder that just because it closed in 1952, don't picture a weath of hula hoops and boomrang curtains. I spotted some great blonde furniture, but also mass-market craftsman chairs. Our stereotypical pictures of decades often have to do with a very few years, or only the passions of youth culture, and so we're surprised by very 1930s-looking packaging.