And the next item up for bid is…


No 1885 farm kitchen would be complete without the utilitarian splendor of this broom, made of the finest broom corn and other materials available this side of the Mississippi.  Sturdy yet sleek, this broom could sweep up a mess of crumbs and dirt from the children in no time and then be tucked discretely behind the kitchen door.

This broom can be yours (not really, it is only imaginary), if The Price Is Right!

How much do you think a broom cost at McDermott’s General Store in 1885?

Add a comment or reply to this post with your guess.  Or if you want your bid to remain private, email me at:

The bidder who comes closest to the 1885 price, without going over, will win five extra entries in the September drawing.

The August drawing winner will be announced on Friday.

So…what do you think?



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2 responses to “And the next item up for bid is…

  1. Eileen

    My guess is 19 cents for the broom.

    Who purchased it in 1885?

    • Good guess…I will reveal the actual retail price tomorrow. Patrick Langan purchased the broom. He shows up pretty often at McDermotts store. I think he also purchased some coffee and some tea that day.

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