Well it depends on which direction you are travelling.
The ephemera: vintage letter from 1822; image of vintage bicycle; reproduction of antique map of japan; reproduction of natural history illustration of an owl, vintage image of a bird’s egg, vintage French stamp.
The ephemera: a vintage owl natural history illustration ( reproduction), Old hand written French receipt from 1901 ( original ), a vintage padlock and key, 3 vintage metal typeset letters, a small bottle of china paint powder (golden brown ), a vintage post box number and some rusty wire mesh.
Size : 8 inches by 8 inces
For locals I sourced the key and the letter press SOS letters here:
The ephemera: Muybridge’s man with a hat, old mugshots, natural history owl, vintage tickets, old mail labels, ledger pages, a handwritten French letter from the 1800s, a vintage london hotel luggage sticker and an old undertakers calling card.
Here is the complete collection assembled in its frame. ( 20 inches by 20 inches square) The blocks can be moved around as your fancy takes you. See blue collection and green collection for more about how the blocks can move in the frame.
A strange little collection of raggedy tags for Amy with thanks. What will she do with them? How best to make use of the butterflies, the football guy and the hot air balloon? Does she have something calling out for identification or categorization ?
Hot air balloon on safety pin card…don’t pop it.
Butterflies on handwritten ledger from 1879
Football guy on an old bill of sale from a Laboratoire Chimique de Paris
Amy thanks for all the extra help that was not part of your job description. Thanks for your caring and kindness towards all the children.