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Won’t You Be My Neighbor – A Time-Capsule Museum In New Mexico

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – A Time-Capsule Museum In New Mexico

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By RetroRuth This week we have something a bit unusual for WYBMN. This isn’t a residence, but a time capsule museum! This is El Rancho de la Mariposa! It is located in New Mexico, and the asking price (in case you might want to purchase a museum!) is $8.5 million.…

The Young Quinlan Department Store In Minneapolis

The Young Quinlan Department Store In Minneapolis

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By RetroRuth We recently took a very short trip to Minneapolis for my brother’s wedding. I know what you are thinking: Minneapolis in February sounds terrible. And it was. Luckily, the hotel we stayed at was on the heated Skywalk that connects most of the city’s downtown, so we were…

Julia Child’s Kitchen And Atomic Obsessions From The Smithsonian

Julia Child’s Kitchen And Atomic Obsessions From The Smithsonian

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By RetroRuth We were lucky enough to be able to pop in to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History while visiting some relatives in Washington D.C. recently. And man, were we glad we stopped! The museum is just PACKED full of fun stuff to see, and a lot of…

A Random Vintage Pink Bathroom

A Random Vintage Pink Bathroom

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Or Why Only Freaks Like Me Take Pictures Of Vintage Public Bathrooms By RetroRuth So, you can totally blame Pam over at Retro Renovation for this one.  Or, for the idea behind this one at least. Yep, that’s right!  It’s a vintage pink bathroom. A public bathroom, no less.  And,…

Historic Route 66 In Pontiac, Illinois

Historic Route 66 In Pontiac, Illinois

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By RetroRuth Tom and I recently took an insane road trip. I believe we drove 3400 miles from Michigan to Texas in 7 days, which is a lot for a vacation. Surprisingly, we were still able to stop and take pictures of some of the amazing things we saw while…

The 1950’s House from the Museum of American History

The 1950’s House from the Museum of American History

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I adore reader contributions!  Not only do I get to know everyone better through their photos, but we also get to see great stuff that we might not otherwise get to experience. This set of photos from Alex is a great example of that.  They are from her recent business trip…