Mining the Past: antique store

Last weekend I rummaged through the local antique stores with my fiance looking for vintage Ball jars to decorate our wedding reception. I knew they were quite common in most stores since I bought one a few year ago for a book cover.  On our journey I was struck by the typography, branding, and even the materials used to package goods from the past decades. One of the most memorable items was an embossed tin carton of cigarettes. The production manager in me kept thinking how expensive these must have been to ship and produce. We didn't manage to find the perfect set of ball jars, but I did manage to pick up some old woodcut letters.