How much is that doggy in the window?

If you're like me, you like the historical tidbits of info that help you develop more historically accurate scenes. Well, if you're really like me, you claim it's to help develop more historically accurate scenes, but actually you just like useless historical trivia. Either way, here's a fun site for you: What Things Cost in 1803.

Primarily a genealogy site put together by the descendants of Thomas Sims Graves, it contains all kinds of interesting stuff. Want to know how to properly clean a headstone? Or what the major epidemics in the USA between 1657 and 1918 were? Or when mailboxes first became common in the US? Head on over!

They've also got some great graphics for printies - old 'Wanted' posters and some samples of Colonial currency.

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Griffins, traditionally, are Guardians. Often carved at temple doors in ancient times, they were said to guard the way to Wisdom. I, on the other hand, seem to be the Guardian primarily of odd bits of string, pinecones, scraps of paper, mismatched socks, old calendars, homeless imps and gnomes, pencils with no erasers, jokes nobody gets, forgotten gods, keys with no locks, and other people’s lighters. If any of these things might be of use to you, let me know.
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