Museum Musings

-A A +A
By The Staff

* Log Cabin, Nov. 11, 1905 -- “The patrons of the well known firm of W. L. Northcutt Co. have learned that the very latest and most stylish things in ladies wear can be found at this store. In this beautiful store on Pike Street, next door to the post office, may be found everything desirable in foreign and domestic dry goods, notions and shoes, at prices which are uniformly low, quality considered.”

* Cynthiana News, June 6, 1867 -- “How fragrant is the air with the perfumes of a thousand exotic plants and all nature seems clad in her holiday attire. Yet misery is still in our midst. The roses may bloom and nature put on her garlands of leaf and bud and flower. But man will nevertheless suffer Dyspepsia, the sure forerunner of death, and the compassion of a miserable life, claim him as a subject. Do  not wait then dear reader, till its ravages lay you low in death, for nature has likewise found an antidote - compounded of her roots and barks - and prepared Coe’s Dyspepsia Cure. It will immediately cure the worst cases of Dyspepsia in existence. The proprietors warrant it in every case.”

* Dale Carnegie -- “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed no hope at all.”

* Official Programme, Twelfth Annual Meet, Kentucky Division, League of American Wheelmen, Cynthiana, June 22-23, 1897 - advertisement - “When in town call around and see P. Barnhard Jr. for everything you may need in the cycle line. Repairing and vulcanizing a specialty. We think the best tires, a full line in stock. Corner Pleasant and Walnut Streets.”

* Log Cabin, Sept. 10, 1897 -- Advertisement -- “Running sores, indigent ulcers, and similar troubles, even though of many years standing, may be cured by using DeWitts Witch Hazel Salve. It is the great pile cure. - VanDeren and Lydick”

* Toni Morrison -- “Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown. In my heart it don’t mean a thing.”

* 1938 -- “On A Highway Ad - He Spied It - Bought A Jar - Now Glad He Tried It - Burma Shave”

Have you visited the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum, 124 S. Walnut St.? It is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for you and yours. No charge for admission.