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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Junking Part One


Cynthia Cook, queen of the found object, took us on a field trip to a pre-1900 trash dump. Treasures abounded. Here is some of what I found


The white bottle, with the cap rusted on, still has the remains of the contents (Milk of Magnesia?? maybe). I can see these showing up in a future shrine.

These are glass shards, the lilic ones are pre-1900 (before 1900 they used magnesium (??) and the glass turns lilac when exposed to sunlight). These should also appear in future work. The glass is resting on a huge rusty bit!

The whole treasure trove, including loads of tin cans and the white porcelain chunk at the bottom of the picture that looks like a dinasour vertabrae. I may never use it, but thought it was interesing enough to pick it up and carry it back to the car!

1 comment:

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

Cool junk! That lilac glass is especially neat.