Most Sundays in the summer are Garage Sale day at the Rochester Public Market. Today I decided, on the spur of the moment, to share with you a photo gallery of some of the more noticeable items. Click thumbnails for full-size images.
Of course it’s a Kodak. This is Rochester, after all.
A visual shorthand for the Depression was a guy selling apples for 5c out of a box. Never saw that with a milk jug instead….
Washboard road. Washboard abs. Who’s seen an actual washboard in use? Zydeco bands don’t count.
I had this sled. You did too, if you’re over, maybe, 50.
I told the seller of this that I did not need a cigar mold. He said of course I did, nobody else I knew had one. I allowed as how we might be working with two divergent definitions of the verb, Need
Some items will cost you way more in time and effort to restore them to usefulness than in money at the market. If you buy this, stop and pick up a box of steel wool on the way home.
Lots of old tools
Most are no improvement on what you can buy at Home Depot today
Lots of old glass.
Bromo-Seltzer’s legacy lives on, and not just in Baltimore.
Some items are pretty sexist or racist
This one isn’t even joking. “Be a man” indeed. Manbox, anyone?
One of these was a centerpiece of my mom’s kitchen. Yes, I will lick the bowl….
Notice how this is set up to be bolted to the floor. It’s hard to think of “movable chairs” as a major educational advance, but….
Yes, I had one like this.
Do you suppose this radio also got ABC or NBC?
Is this the bell for a Faraday Cage match?
So much knowledge of how to use these devices gets encoded on the surface as instruction plates. This one is a very well-preserved example
This appears to be a box for dialing and talking on a German-speaking POTS system of the analog variety.