If you follow any of my other blogs, you probably already know that I visit my relatives in (very) rural Illinois just about every year.  One of my favorite things to do there is sift thorough the random bits of paper in antique stores, or even in one of my grandparent’s houses.  No one throws ANYTHING away there.  Here are a few of my treasured finds.

Might have been a slightly intimidating ride in his car

Chicago was home to both the 1893 World’s Fair (Grand Columbain Exhibition) and the 1933 World’s Fair.  This envelope with a letter was sent from the fair to someone at home.  The letter was written on a single, long sheet of paper and the illustrations were hand-drawn. 

Beautiful Art Deco design