Monthly Archives: August 2011

Vintage Just In at AMERICANA Stockholm – Part 2

Pendleton & Vintage Skirts

Cowichan Sweaters

Western Belts

Duck Work Jackets

Flight Jackets

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Vintage Just In at AMERICANA Stockholm – Part 1

 

Lee, Levi's & Wrangler Fleece-Lined Corduroy Jackets

 

C.P.O.s

 

Pendleton & Flannel Shirts

 

Denim Railroad Jackets

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Back to School SALE Thursday – Sunday

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1970s Vintage Stock Car Racing

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Smallwood Store in Chokoloskee, Florida


Smallwood Store in Chokoloskee, Florida

Established in 1906, Ted Smallwood’s Store and Trading Post in Chokoloskee, Florida served the western edge of the Everglades as a place to trade hides, furs, farm produce, handle mail and provide goods in return.

In 1974, the store was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places and remained and open and active place of business until the early 1980s.

When the doors were shut in 1982, 90% of the origianl goods remained in the store.

Ted’s granddaughter has reopened the store as a museum and today it serves as a time capsule of Florida’s pioneering history.

A Seminole Apron on the Store's Sewing Machine

Teresa & Rachel McMillin Carry On the Tradition of the Family's Store. Rachel is the Great-Great Grandaughter of Ted Smallwood.

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Vintage Denim Mining

Jeans of the Old West author Michael Harris has recently been down in a mine doing some vintage denim archeology.

He has posted his latest adventures in 3 new videos on flickr.  There are also some amazing photos on this flickr page of other denim relics he has discovered over the years.

You can view Michael’s 3 new videos here:

Denim Mining – Part 1

Denim Mining – Part 2

Denim Mining – Part 3

Be on the lookout in the next issue of Inventory Magazine for more on Michael’s latest vintage denim adventures.

___________________________________________________________________________AMERICANA is your best source in Europe for vintage denim from the U.S.A.

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Ice Ice Baby: Why Americans Love Ice So Much

Icy Drinks...American Style

Americans are kind of obsessed with ice. The more clinking we hear in our glass, the happier we are. We like to crunch on it, swirl it around our glass, and add more when our drink gets a little sweaty.

Modern Roadside Drive-In Ice Dispenser

For many years, refrigerators in America didn’t have automatic ice makers installed. Back then, you had to buy it by the bag. If you didn’t buy it at the store, you had make it in trays, which had a pull lever which released the ice from the tray.  It was a brilliant invention and I still believe the best design for making ice manually that was ever invented (leave it to the ice-loving Americans to create such a thing).

Vintage Ice Trays

Today, you can still see ice freezers outside almost every convenience store, but people mostly just buy it to fill their portable coolers or to make homemade ice cream…anytime loads & loads of ice is needed.

Refrigerator Door Ice Dispenser

Since the 1970s, almost every full-size household refrigerator sold in America has an automatic ice maker installed.  This can be from the simple ice maker in the freezer, to the more sophisticated door ice dispenser refrigerator found in homes where they really love ice.

So if you’re in America, make sure that beverage you’re having is icy cold.  And if not, there’s surely some ice nearby to chill it down.

___________________________________________________________________________Always look icy hot!

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