This isn’t exactly a blog about ghosts. At least, not in the usual sense of the word. The phantoms I speak of are remnants of the past – reminders of the material world of yesterday.

headshotMy name is Sharon and this blog is my outlet for my love of all things historical. I am mostly interested in the history and material culture of nineteenth-century America, but my curiosity is not confined to a particular period or region. Expect to find posts on obsolete objects, derelict wonders, book reviews, and other things of interest.