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Hi, What a great story on Paul Revere. I don't have anyone famous to contribute, but I would like to know what a flag chair was in 1751.
They were listed in my ancestor's inventory. I checked with Google com and they weren't there or under antique furniture. Any suggestions as to where I could find a picture of flag chairs from the 18th Century would be appreciated. Thanks,
Flag Chairs were fairly common in the 1700's and 1800's around Virginia and New England. They normally consisted of a wooden chair that had a flag painted on the back of them. As for locating a photo of one, you might try checking out the Smithsonian web site, or the Library of Congress web site. Other possibilities would be any LARGE antique shop around the Boston area or your local public library.
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I have a deep interest in preserving the memories of the past. I had a very bitter family and when I was growing up they kept an entire side of my family hidden from me.
I was left with a bunch of photos and no stories or sense of who these other people were.
I believe that preserving the past helps us to better understand ourselves in the present and to maybe learn something to help the future. I have watched as one of my friends some years back interviewed her elderly parents on tape without their knowing it, to collect the stories of their youth.
It was fascinating to listen to her parents when given the opportunity, to talk about
all kinds of things one might never have guessed about them.
I have a lot of old photographs. Some from 1882. How do I go about finding out what they are worth. Thank you -
Determining their value is one of the difficult aspects because it is based on their size, finish, age, and subject matter. Most of the photographs that we purchase, other then from estate auctions, come from various antique shops or from www.ebay.com/ so you might want to check out your local antique shops.
Any that deal in old photographs will generally give you a free estimate or you can simply look at their selection to find out how much they are charging for photographs with a similar finish, size and subject matter.
Using the online auction, www.ebay.com/ will not only give you prices of the various size photographs and with different subject matters, it will also offer a nice detailed description of the type of paper or finish used.
Franklin T. Wike, Jr.
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This sounds interesting to me! I 'm a retired librarian. I am volunteering for collecting life stories at nursing homes and retirement communities.
Sara Lamb, Wheeling, IL
If anyone has an elderly friend or family member in the Wheeling, IL area and they would like to have Sara talk with them to collect stories about their life and childhood memories, please contact us and we will forward the information to her.
Volunteer to Interview WWII Vets.
I am willing to help preserve those memories of soldiers that fought during WWII. I have my own digital camcorder and would be willing to use it for this use.
Boulder Creek, CA.
If you know of any WWII vets in the Boulder Creek, California area that will allow Tim to interview them, please contact us.
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U S Legacies Magazine November 2002