That's a couple of mouse-chewed Calumet (Michigan) pennants full of souvenir pins,
including small campaign buttons and other doodads from decades past,
in addition to some miscellaneous trinkets, and three antique cameras.
There was also this, which I love. (It's about 6" x 18".)
I really love that this vintage trivet was made in the good ole USA.
Isn't it a curious piece of culture?
I'd love to know the man or woman who created it.
Wikipedia says that crank, in this context, is a "Yorkshire" phrase,
and Ebay says it's only worth about $12,
but I think it'd be a priceless artifact to a wife or two, though certainly not me!
While researching it, I also found this funny one:
My favorite find in grandpa's box of "junk" is this very special metal serving tray,
which has already found a place in our home decor.
How fun is this?!
Because I don't get out much these days,
especially now that school has started,
my photos are not from my "city,"
but because they represent the culture of this part of the country in some ways,