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Chicago Secrets: The Field Museum’s Hush-Hush Rental Program AKA the Harris Loan Center (Exposed!)

Chicago Secrets: The Field Museum’s Hush-Hush Rental Program AKA the Harris Loan Center (Exposed!)

Museums, in addition to being large publicly funded institutions which are open to the public for educational purposes but which often require an annual membership or nominal daily fee, are places where ANYTHING can happen!  Artifacts are collected for crying out loud!  From around the world!!  From remote areas!!!  Watch it because the exclamation points […]

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Chicago Secrets: Zap’s Props

Chicago Secrets: Zap’s Props

Thank you to sometimes contributor, The Found founder and ephemera expert Albert Tanquero for alerting me to his Zap’s Props experience (be sure to check out Albert’s Flickr photo stream for a peek at his fantastic collection of vintage photos, many of which are for sale).  “This place is . . . nuts,” Albert wrote […]

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Hidden Treasures: Daniels Antiques Secret Stash

I ran into Daniel (of Bucktown’s excellent Daniel’s Antiques) last week at the Modernism show and was as impressed as always with his merchandise (which included a killer-cool metal cabinet, amazing deco-era art and a poster I shan’t tell you about as I’m saving my pretty pennies). When Dan casually mentioned his storage warehouse, my […]

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