Monday, August 20, 2012

Google for the 19th Century

Found this great little book over the weekend, it's 3.5 x 5 inches in size and was meant to carried around for information on-the-go.  I have come across booklets like this before but they were in really bad shape so they became ingredients in my work. This one though Bob jokingly referred to as 'Google for the 19th Century' and declared it too pristine condition to take apart.  

Now that it will be sitting around the house, it must have a purpose so I'm considering making it a weekly feature. Did you know that in 1894 if you wanted to live in a debt free city your choices would be Bradford- Penn, Chillicothe-Ohio, Port Jervis- NY, or San Jose-Cal?  

Cincinnati had a pretty substantial amount of debt at almost $22 million or $86.20 per person.
Because I'm a goob I really did 'Google' city of Cincinnati debt for's $990 million.

On a side note, wanted to share that I've been sprucing up the studio a bit.  Bought these closet doors last fall when we moved in, they hide the furnace.  With the break in the summer heat I took a day to repaint them from brown to white and added some nice deep cork for future inspiration boards.  Later I'll add some  pretty glass knobs and hopefully hunt down a couple perfectly sized metal baskets to attach.


Tina Schiefer said...

Wow! Google has come a long way!!! Lol

Wonder what city is in the best shape today???

Great doors! That's a whole lotta space to "inspire" upon!!!

Barbara Bruder said...

Ahhh Google has come a long way, don't you think?? Love the doors and can't wait to see them in person.Love the cork addition. Perfect.

Dorthe said...

A wonderful find Angie, so fun to go back in time to learn how things worked back then.
And love your idea with the cork on your beautifully painted closet doors,hope to see what you add there :-)
Hugs from afar.