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A day not made Postcards for pansies Of one accord galore ... page 4 ... page 13 ... page 23 FREE! At all the BEST www.TheOldTimes.com Antiques P.O. Box 411 Shops and Sauk Centre, MN Shows! 56378 Section One Vol. 26 No. 11 • “Vintage, Collectible, & Antique Wonders” • November 2016 Imbibing history at the Volstead House Volstead poses alone. Are those lights from heaven shining down on him? by Linda Simpkins GRANITE FALLS, MINN.—Before you get in the door of the house in Granite Falls, Minn., that from 1894 until 1947 belonged to Andrew Volstead didn’t build this white clapboard structure in Granite the author of the Falls, Minn., but he added the porch and watched the trees get tall enough to Volstead Act, a large provide it with shade. The prairie town holds the distinction of belonging to plaque urges visitors to two counties, Chippewa and Yellow Medicine. Renville County is so close that some online sources list it as sharing a chunk of the town. The house Time Magazine featured Andrew J. Volstead, “A take a wider view of the falls in Yellow Medicine County. good Christian man,” on its March 29, 1926 cover. U.S. Congressman than Seven years after he became nationally known for his role as chairman of Amendment, a now sponsoring the Prohibition Act,—informally the House Judiciary infamous, if noble, referred to as the Volstead Act— and three years Committee pushing attempt to eradicate after he left Congress, he was investigating St. through a bill recreational drinking Paul businesses that sought legal license to implementing the from America. purchase alcohol for industrial use. Prohibition Born in eastern Minnesota to pioneer Norwegian Americans, as a young lawyer Volstead migrated west to Granite Falls, an agricultural prairie town on the Minnesota River, where he served as country prosecutor, city attorney, mayor, and then as a U.S. Congressman from 1903 to 1923. What he was proudest of, the plaque outside his door attests, was the Capper- Volstead Act, passed in 1922 and still in effect, which makes an exception to antitrust laws by giving farmers the right to band together in locally This cast iron head of Volstead in a top hat with a Congressman Andrew Volstead, his wife Nellie (born in Scotland), and their owned cooperatives. big nose and an open mouth was a bottle opener only daughter, Laura. Laura, whose hair looks like it has been lovingly that could be screwed to a wall or cupboard curled and braided, affectionately rests her hand on her mother’s shoulder Volstead House through Volstead’s ears. (Photos by Linda and lessens the formality of the photo. Cont. on page 3 Simpkins) 2 The Old Times November 2016 n t iQ u e s M i n n e s ot a A Minnesota’s First Mall Established 1979 Disney Banjo in Package $100.00 Italian Gaming Set Talking GI Joe with Foreign $389.00 Head $195.00 RCA Radio Model 816K $125.00 Arcade Coffee Grinder $108.00 Ford Fairlane Nomura Toy Black and White Whiskey $135.00 Crate $40.00 Brass Sextant $89.00 Blue Fenton Artist Made Vase $125.00 Indiana Artist George Herbert Lehmann LGB Engine 2073D $200.00 Coca Cola Cooler $200.00 Baker Oil painting $1750.00 Kestner 20-1/2” Doll $239.00 Imari 3-Piece Urn Weller Marengo Pattern Vase $289.00 12” Cut Glass Tankard $50.00 $259.00 Dealer Space starting at $25.00 per month www.AntiquesMinnesota.net 952-894-7200 952-894-7200 ANTIQUES MINNESOTA BURNSVILLE • 191 River Ridge Circle Exit 3A (Hwy 13N) off 35W, 1st Left Nicollett, Left to River Ridge Circle Open Monday-Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM • Sunday 12:00 to 6:00 PM November 2016 The Old Times 3 An enlarged portrait of the Volstead family dominates one of the refurnished rooms on the main floor family in America and ignited an explosion of crime almost a century ago, brings in visitors from all over the nation. A team of Daughter Laura’s rocking horse still smiles volunteers has been sweetly at all who come near. working diligently to owners in the 1970s, restore early 20th Volstead House got it established on the century ambience to Cont. from page 1 National Registry of the home. Although it Now Volstead’s Historic Places, made it has no regular hours, Prohibition fame and a showcase for the two volunteers eagerly Issued by the Treasury Department U.S. Internal his good deed to Granite Falls Historical A plain-faced volume responded to our phone Revenue Office, this “Prescription Blank” making farmers are keeping his Society, and eventually simply titled Speeches call and gave a thorough exceptions to the National Prohibition Act is home alive. To: A grateful donated the structure to on Prohibition holds a tour of the house, made proclaimed to be “For Use of Druggist or PROOF imauctnr@aol.com; CC: cindie Minnesota Association the city. Interest in the spot on the Volstead Pharmacist Only.” Filled out in pencil, the of Cooperatives P:\a&a COLOR bought Volstead Act, which House shelves Section\10-28-16\Peterson - Butch of CassidyVolstead House half page.indd druggist has mercifully prescribed “Sherry Wine” the home from private affected virtually every memorabilia. Cont. on page 5 to a grateful recipient. “Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid” Historical Weapons and Artifacts IMPORTANT HISTORICAL PUBLIC AUCTION Sunday, November 6 @ 1 PM (CST) “THE 108th ANNIVERSARY OF THE SHOOTOUT IN BOLIVIA” Viewing: 11 am • Food & Beverages On The Premises FEATURING: Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid Winchester 1892 .44-40 caliber Carbine – Serial #88433 – recovered at the scene of the Shootout in Bolivia along with other items of Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid COMPLETE DOCUMENTED PROVENANCE!! Also the M1891 Argentine Mauser Carbine – The Mule Saddle and Canvas Payroll Bag from the robbery!! 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EST. 1969 ~ 47 YEARS SELLING HISTORY! 4 The Old Times November 2016 Small size, big problem, enormous effect By Joan Sween “Let’s review our IT!” dropped. No, that “Why don’t we let A school bus pulled up in front of the Dealer’s manners,” she shrilled to be heard over the “No, what I meant was …. oh, never mind. wasn’t quite true; we were standing there one of these nice ladies tell us about it?” said antiques mall and a crowd of diminutive Choice chaos comment. of excited Now let’s go in. Quietly. Use your with chalk-white faces. No, actually, we were the chaperone. I looked at Penny. humans poured out, “What are we going inside voices.” holding two fingers Penny looked at me. racing for the door. to do with our hands?” The pint-sized crossed in the sign to “I’ll give you the “Don’t go in yet!” she asked. group filed in. They brownie that’s in my shouted a lady getting “DON’T TOUCH were trying to be as They sounded lunch bag,” said Penny. off the bus last. She ANYTHING!” quiet as possible, like the She had a deal. I’ve whipped to the front of chorused a dozen little whispering. They subsonic been known to dare the writhing mass of voices that were still in sounded like the buzzing sound quite a bit for a brownie. Hobbit-sized humanity By Joan Sween the fingernails-on- subsonic buzzing sound of an irate I started explaining and flattened her back blackboard vocal range. of an irate wasp nest. a pansy bowl to the against the front door. “What is an As they passed through wasp nest. cookie munchers. I had antique?” she belted. the door, the pile of ward off vampires. to back up to explain Over 65 YEARS “SOMETHING customer cookies on a Maybe that was a little what a pansy was. of Lighting THAT’S VERY, plate near the coffee bit extreme, but it will Then I had to back up LAMPSHADES Expertise! VERY OLD!” urn miraculously give you an idea of our and explain why Complete Selection “And ….?” disappeared. These heart-stopping horror. pansies had short stems, All Styles • LAMPS “WORTH A LOT kids were quick; I “Now who can but tulips didn’t. Then • LAMPSHADES OF MONEY!” didn’t even see their guess what this is?” I had to back up and Enhancing Your Lighting Heritage • FIXTURES “’Very valuable’ is hands move. asked the lady explain how the water 952-881-2636 VINTAGE & REPRODUCTION SALES a nicer way to say it.” My work mate, chaperone, holding up got into the small slot. 9911 Lyndale Ave S SERVICE “VERY Penny, and I stood a pansy dish. I had broken into a East & South of 35W at 98th St. TWIN CITIES VALUABLE IS A behind the service “CAT DISH!” profuse sweat by the Open Five Days (CLOSED SUN. & MON.) BEST REPAIR NICER WAY TO SAY counter with our jaws shouted one little boy. time I concluded by www.lampmender.com • lampmender@msn.com asking the kids to Wescott Station A Collective Presenting Antiques • Collectibles • Furniture imagine their dish full of the velvet faces of pansies. “UH-UH! THAT’S Time YES!Capsule Style 7 ROOMS FULL! NOT RIGHT!’ shouted • 1,000’s of Items We’re Through • Stained Glass Windows the cat-dish boy. YOU • Reasonable Prices Buying! Other Shops Nearby PUT A BALL IN THIS Furnishings, Open Daily 9:30am-6pm • Closed Sunday SLOT HERE, AND THE CAT CHASES IT ANTIQUE VINTAGE 226 West 7th Street • St. Paul, MN Jewelry, AROUND! (1 Block West of Xcel and River Centers) FURNISHINGS “Many people (651) Art. 227-2469 • Wally & Kurt Wescott spend years collecting JEWELRY and 707 W. 34th ART Street cat dishes ….er, pansy MinneapoliS, Mn 55408 bowls,” said the 3252 LyndaLe ave S. 612-827-8043 In the Historic White Castle #8 Mall of St. Paul ThurSdAy - SATurdAy 10:00 am - 5:00 OTher TimeS by ChAnCe Or APPOinTmenT pm chaperone. “We should respect their opinions.” 1817 Selby Ave MinneapoLiS, Mn 55408 (Corner of Selby & Fairview) “HAH!” said the cat dish boy. St. Paul, MN • 651-647-6163 “HEY!” said 612-827-8043 www.MallOfStPaul.com another urchin. www.XcentricGoods.com “THAT’S NOT AN Thurs-Sat: 11am-5pm Antiques • Clothing • Vintage • Furniture ANTIQUE! THAT’S Sun: 12-4pm Retro • Collectibles • Jewelry • Vinyl Other Times by Chance or Appointment Tuesday-Sunday • 11am - 7pm Dealer’s Choice Cont. on page 10 50TH & XERXES HOLIDAY SHOP-N-STROLL Friday, Saturday, and Sunday November 18th, 19th, & 20th 20% Discounts Fri & Sat: Antiques Corner Southwest Minneapolis 10-6 W. 50th St. & Sun: 12-5 Xerxes Ave. S. LOFT ANTIQUES 3022 W 50th St 612-922-4200 LoftAntiquesMpls.com Treats & Refreshments Served! November 2016 The Old Times 5 Not everybody was anti-Prohibition. This cast iron memento in the shape of an ax, the likes of which Temperance-driven Carrie Nation was said to have wielded, serves no purpose except to celebrate Prohibition. In the depths of the Depression, a man dreams that the good times return when the Volstead Act is amended and thousands return to work to support breweries. Unless, of course, bootleggers find an effective means to protest Volstead House Cont. from page 3 An iron figure of personal by photos of Volstead sporting a top the family, period hat and a corkscrew furniture, and quirky tail drops its jaw to Prohibition double as a nutcracker. memorabila. While the first portrait, propped Congressman’s history up as an infant in fur- was interesting, lined cap and trim complete with a Time against the family dog, Magazine cover, his to the last action shot, daughter’s was bundled against the arguably equal to it. cold in a fur-lined parka Born in 1895, Laura at the side of husband Volstead, the only child Carl Lomen, with of Andrew and Nellie, reindeer outside their appears pampered, A sad-eyed, big-nosed, Depression glass puppy relaxed, and at peace decanter somehow reminiscent of Volstead is Laura, in pleated top and skirt, takes a casual Volstead House accompanied by five glasses. The set is known as pose, resting in an armchair. with the world from her Cont. on page 6 the Volstead Pups. ANOKA Amoré Antiques ANTIQUE SHOPS “Four Unique Shops in One Charming Friendly City.” 20% OFF All regular priced A charming 111 year old mansion filled with old and new home decor. single items over $5 Open: 7 days a week from 10am-6pm 1900 3rd Ave. South November 17 - 20 Anoka, MN 55303 (763) 506-0562 (Thursday-Sunday) 2016 AMORÉ OPEN DAILY! Mon-Sat: 10am - 5:30pm www.AntiquesOnMainAnoka.com ANTIQUES Sunday: 11am - 5pm ALWAYS OPEN! Over 50 dealers Mon-Sat: 10aM-5:30pM 2008 2nd Ave., Anoka on two levels! Open 7 Days Sun: 11aM-5pM 763-576-1871 7,800 Sq. Ft. oF JoY! 9am to 6pm www.AmoreAntiques.com Wed & Thurs, 9am to 8pm 2008 2nd Avenue Downtown, Anoka, MN 55303 212 East Main, Anoka (763) 323-3990 763-576-1871 www.AmoreAntiques.com Shop Chic Anoka 6 The Old Times November 2016 Volstead House The Volstead Act took Cont. from page 5 effect in mid-January 1920. That spring, The home in Nome, Ala. New York Times singled Laura’s childhood out Laura Volstead, dress in the large family linking her to the infamous act: “Girl portrait overlooking the secretaries of living room, with its Congressmen created a pleated, poof-fy top sensation last week and pleated skirt, made when they appeared . . her a contemporary of . tripping gayly through Maud Hart Lovelace, the corridors of the born in 1892, and her House office building beloved characters, garbed in . . . becoming Betsy and Tacy, who overalls.” The list Baby Laura Volstead in a fur cap and trim looked lived 100 miles away in includes, second from happy propped up against the family dog. left, “Miss Laura Mankato, Minn. A Volstead, Who . . . smiling rocking horse Secretary to Her HAUPT ANTIEK MARKET still welcomes visitors Father, Typed the Volstead Prohibition 7570 147th St W • Apple Valley Thurs. 9 am-8 pm Hours Volstead House Act.” (5 mi. S. of the Mall of America on Cedar Ave to 147th St, Fri. 9 am-7 pm Cont. on page 8 then W. one blk. - on the left, across from Famous Dave’s) Sat. 9 am-5 pm Open p Onlyy 4 Days y a Month! VINTAGE • HOME p Sun. 11 am-4 pm rth Holiday, Hea & Home... ART • GARDEN November Market et Open Wednesday–Saturday 10–5 November 17, 18 & 19 & 20 Sunday 12–4 Small Business Saturday December mber November 26 Marketket 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Dec. 1, 2,, 3 & 4 It is a vintage Christmas at Haupt Antiek. CELEBRATE WITH US! Highway 41 & Chaska Blvd., Chaska PHONE: 651 651-329-3871 329 3871 deb@hauptantiek.com or www.hauptantiek.com www.facebook.com/SHOP501company Spend A Day 3 in the Country 4 1 The Treasure Shed 1170 Hwy 7 E • Hutchinson, MN 55350 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 1 Mon. - Sat. 10-5 • Sun. 12-5 • Lester 2 Prairie ~ Holiday Sale ~ Thursday thru Sunday 4 November 17, 18, 19, & 20 20% - 50% OFF Storewide (except firm or sale) Savage • (320) 587-7770 Cologne Facebook.com/TreasureShed 14 MAIN STREET 13 2 Antiques 1 5 60 + Dealers 16 Antiques • Collectibles • Vintage • Repurposed OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Mon-Sat: 10-5 • Sun: Noon - 5 Six Unique Shops 320-587-6305 located just a short drive from the metro... There’s “s p e n d a d ay !!” 122 Main St N Hutchinson, MN 55350 Located 2 blocks south of the Junction of Hwys 7 & 15 n o T a b e T T e r way T o 3 Plato Pines-n-Tiques Vintage & Collectibles 4 Norm's Antiques Come in to the Treasure Chest . . . 65 E WATER STRE T ANTIQUES 66 421 Louisa St., • Hamburg, MN “Get into the Spirit”! (Located 1/2 block S of Baseball Park TREASURE CHEST An Old-fashioned Multi-dealer Shop Nov. 17, 18 &, 19. Thurs: 10am-8pm, Fri & Sat: 10am-5pm with Mrs. Claus! 1-1/2 blocks N of the Post Office) ANTIQUES Buy • Sell • Consign The 106-year-old “BARN” is celebrating their (952) 467-3527 Antiques • Collectibles • Primitives 240 Water Street • Jordan, MN 55352 20th Annual Mystical Holiday Open House! Corner of Water Street & Broadway (320) 238-2579 WINTER OPEN HOUSE Glassware & Lots of Treasures ~ Open ~ 9676 Babcock Ave. S. NOV 25 - DEC 23 • M-Sat. 9-5; Sun. 12-5 Open: Mon-Thurs: 10:30-1 • Fri-Sun: 10-5 (1 mi S of 212 on Cty 81) • Beer & Bar Collectibles • Or By Tuesday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm Plato, MN 55370 • Lighted Neon Signs & Pictures • Chance 115 1st Street E. • Jordan, MN 55352 •Pottery: Roseville, McCoy, Shawnee• or Kathy: 612-916-9467 Wed.-Sat. 11-5, Sun. 12-5 • Vaseline & Depression Glass • Apptmt. (952)492-5005 Chris: 612-669-8818 Saundra Schaitberger Other Antiques & Collectibles. (Call) Radio Tubes & Tube Testing • Dennis & Rose pinesntiques@embarqmail.com November 2016 The Old Times 7 Primrose Parlor Antiques celebrates 20 years The VinTage Jewelry --PRESS RELEASE RICE LAKE, WIS.--Primrose Parlor ColleCTion GOT WE SURGLITZ? E DO!!! Antiques will host its Is Now Available at... 20th Anniversary Open House on Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November Bunny’s Antiques Collectibles 19 at 417 North Main Street in Rice Lake, Vintage Wis. The Victorian ments & Jewelry Open Eve ry M 11 am-6 pon-Sat. style storefront houses Refreshe Specials! eight dealers and a variety of merchandise. ANTIQUES in EXCELSIOR In-Stor Come to Bunny’s Premiere Opening m Dealers Sandy Enderle and Nancy Dutmer and Door prizes, sales and refreshments will be owner/manager Patricia Durand of Primrose Parlor. THURSDAY • FRIDAY • SATURDAY available. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ANTIQUES IN EXCELSIOR NOVEMBER 10Th, 11Th & 12Th Consignment Household Furnishings • Art and Antiques 1009 Mainstreet • Hopkins, MN • 952.767.7764 For more information contact 715-234-5849 or Primroseparlor.com. LEIPOLD’S of Exceptional Quality • Estate Sales Conducted 221 Water St., Excelsior, MN 55331 • 952-470-0205 The Vintage Jewelry Collection is still available in four other GREAT locations... SPECIALIZING IN LAMPSHADES Located in the Excelsior Mill Glass & Fabric • Prints &310Plains Water Street Antique Mall of Rogers Jack’s VintageJewelry Bring Your Lamp for Fitting!Excelsior, MN 55331 12860 Main Street 1014 Mainstreet OPEN 7 MON DAYS thru FRI A WEEK Downtown, Rogers, MN HANDCRAFTS 239 Water HOME Street 10am - 6pm Downtown Hopkins, MN SAT GIFTS Excelsior, ACCESSORIESMN 952-474-7428 10am - 5pm 952-474-5880 Lakeview Antiques Sue’s Country Cottage Glass & Fabric 15 1st Ave South 200 Central Ave (In Lakeview Mall) Buffalo, MN Downtown Osseo, MN THE COUNTRY LOOK SPECIALIZING IN LAMPSHADES Prints & Plains Bring Your Collectors, Dealers, Repurposers & Lovers of Vintage Jewelry IN ANTIQUES Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-4 p.m. Lamp for 9 239 cozyWater rooms of American Street & European antiques for Fitting! • 952-474-5880 the discerning collector & decorator. 952.201.7614 This photo of Laura MONDAY - SATURDAY 10:30am - 5pm Email: vintagejewelry@comcast.net Volstead was published THE COUNTRY SUNDAY LOOK Call or email Lorinda for a personal appointment! with her engagement 1-4pm
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