I have been fascinated with the past all my life. Although time travel is not possible (at least, as far as I know), we can still experience it through what I call "relics of the fourth dimension." Namely, as the old saying goes, "time marches on." We can't travel in the fourth dimension, except going forward in the present, but we can follow the trail of the fourth dimension. Along the way, people lose or discard items from their being. These relics are unintentional time capsules that give us as glimpse into their lives. Here on The Time Searchers blog, I will show some relics of the past that I have run across in our present. Sometimes when I am out on a relic hunt with the Colonial Relic Hunter, we know that we are not alone. There is more than just relics at these historical sites. Indeed, it could be said that there is a portal to the past, perhaps to another dimension, where that which once was, still is. A place where the real consorts with the shadows; the present fuses with the past, on Time Searchers: Ghost Relics.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
HERE'S A RARE FIND. A SOMERSET COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA PAINTED PINE WALL CUPBOARD CIRCA 1835. I HAVE ALWAYS TOLD THE COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER THAT ALL THE RELICS ARE NOT IN THE GROUND. SOMETIMES THEY ARE IN THE BASEMENT AS WE SEE HERE. THESE TYPE OF CABINETS WERE MADE BY LOCAL CRAFTSMEN AND THEY USUALLY USED THE WOODS IN THE AREA. SOMERSET COUNTY, PA IS STILL PRETTY RURAL AND YOU CAN JUST IMAGE WHAT IT WAS LIKE BACK IN WHAT THE COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER CALLS THE LATE 1820'S-EARLY 1830'S- THE END OF THE COLONIAL ERA AND THE BEGINNING OF THE PRECIVIL WAR PERIOD IN WHICH STEAM BOATS AND TRAINS RAPIDLY SPEEDS THE GROWTH OF THE UNITED STATES. BUT, THIS PIECE REFLECTS THE LIFE STYLE OF THE COLONIAL ERA WITH ITS HANDCRAFTED CONSTRUCTION AND ORNATE PAINTED SURFACES. THIS WAS AN IMPORTANT PIECE OF FURNITURE TO THE PEOPLE OF THAT TIME. YOU WOULD STORE YOUR DISHES AND SOMETIMES FOOD TO PROTECT THEM FROM DUST, INSECTS AND VERMIN. A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH FOR SURE, BUT, AN ORIGINAL PIECE THAT STILL HAS ITS ORIGINAL ART WORK-THE TIME SEARCHER.