Sometimes, when working on the inventory project, you come across things you don’t expect. Example: This 1940s era Superior Court Docket Book which is covered in paw prints from a cat. Burning questions: When did the Courthouse have cats? Why is it walking on my documents? What kind of adventures has this book been on?
This piece of stationary was found loose in a box of Probate files. Civil cases are a great resources to explore when searching for historical information on businesses. Ephemera such as the piece below also give us a peak into the past, in this case specifically, into a the operations of a local grocery. Four ounces of vanilla is only 35 cents!