at 33 Ceres St, Portsmouth, 03801 United States
Old as Adam. Purveyor of the pleasing and peculiar past.
Oddities, architectural salvage, victoriana, folk art, advertising, vintage and antique clothing. The Old as Adam store is located at 33 Ceres Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Offering a carefully curated selection of fine vintage menswear and unusual antiques, the shop is located in one of the nineteenth century warehouses along the Piscataqua (directly across from the tugboats). Hours: Friday & Saturday noon to nine, Sunday noon to five, and open often by chance or appointment during the week. I specialize in menswear, 1860-1960, and always have a selection of fine vintage hats, suits, ties and formal wear. Peruse my Etsy haberdashery to see a small selection of my inventory. If you are looking for something in particular, contact me and I shall be happy to assist you. For links, pictures and more, please visit my website at oldasadam.com.
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I've been asked to share with Old as Adam vintage enthusiasts a swell local 1920s charity event in York, Maine: Greetings! After a year hiatus and our better judgement, SNOBALL is back. The party is Saturday, March 7, 2015, from 7:30 till 12 Midnight. There is NO snow date. Come regardless of the weather, you’re from Maine for pete sake. Theme: A Speakeasy from the Roaring Twenties. During prohibition, which had its inception in New England, thanks to all the Suffragettes, especially you Mrs. Willard, and men of the same high moral fiber, illegal clubs, which pedaled alcohol and promoted promiscuous behavior, started up around the country. Kudos to gangsters, bootleggers, rule breaking citizens, and, maybe or maybe not Joe Kennedy, Sr., for their parts in these “live free or die” free market enterprises. Editor’s note: We at Snoball do not push decadence; condone it, sure, but never push it. Attire: Roaring Twenties styled open backed dresses, hats, suits, heels, stockings… Have fun with it. Sharp dressing and tarted up outfits will be appreciated as historically flappers, bless their hearts, were “women who flamboyantly flouted their contempt for … behavior that was conventional. Flappers were women who were characterized by…short skirts and enjoyment of jazz music. They were branded for their enjoyment of casual sex, drinking, immoderate make up, driving cars and smoking,” thedandy.org. Editor’s note: Of course, No one will be turned away for other attire, perhaps pointed at or openly mocked while there and maybe ridiculed thereafter, but certainly NOT turned away. Where: Foster’s Clambake. Thank you Kevin and Beth. Cost: $30.00 and a can of food with net profits and can goods going to the York Food Pantry. Distribution of the tickets will again be a grassroots effort. Anyone want to help distribute? What the 30 clams gets you to those uninitiated is a NIGHT OUT at one of the most community based places in York…Foster’s, light appetizers, live music from a premier Boston dance band, cash bars that will NOT serve Cosmo’s or drinks that usually have paper umbrellas in them, heat, lights, restrooms, discreet parking out back, an opportunity to wear dresses, hats, show cleavage and gams or ogle cleavage and gams, wear bright purple or lime green suits, or not … and of course, a few things we won’t admit to now and will vehemently deny later. We, unfortunately, have not heard back from the Chippendales at this point. Tickets go on sale next week. We will be limiting the number of guests to 350, so we suggest purchasing tickets early and buying them for your entire entourage at that time, but do it on the down low. Remember two light raps followed by a series of three will get you in. Tell’em Ralphie sent you and remember to bring your tickets, but leave your gats and tommy guns at home. Questions or comments should be sent by that outdated mode of communication — email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be there or be square. 23 ski doo!