One man’s trash

Sunday, January 6th, 2008 | All Things, NYC History

Also at the Columbus Avenue flea market, I came across these “historical diggers,” who scavenge painstakingly through construction sites to unearth detritus of a forgotten New York. On display today, their collection of glass bottles, several of which date to the early 19th century:

I.S. 44 Flea Market

Antique Glass

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There are 3 Comments ... One man’s trash

January 9, 2008

speaking of midden, the gov’t has guidelines that if you p**p more than 3 times a day then it’s considered diarrhea.
and courtesy flushes are not applicable for floaters. who knew?

January 10, 2008

The older one gets, the more s/he appreciates history. I think some of those glasses show fine workmanship. What are you trying to reveal in the second photo?

January 10, 2008

The mottled, patterned surface of the brown glass. The men pointed out different features of the antique bottles, identifying age by the neck and bottom finishings, and shared some fascinating stories about their scavenging.

Go for it ...