Woolly Mammoth Chicago Antiques & Oddities

Woolly Mammoth Chicago Antiques & Oddities A curiosity cabinet of items resurrected from the past. We specialize in animal themed-ephemera, taxidermy, anatomy, medical, funeral, circus, naturalia, & art made by us
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A curiosity cabinet of items resurrected from the past

Operating as usual

Aunt Jemima’s real name is Nancy Green, and she was buried in an unmarked pauper’s grave for about 100 years on the sout...
05/11/2021

Aunt Jemima’s real name is Nancy Green, and she was buried in an unmarked pauper’s grave for about 100 years on the south side of Chicago. She was born into slavery in Kentucky, and eventually became the legendary Aunt Jemima representing the pancake mix at the 1893 Columbia Exposition World’s Fair which was located only a few blocks from her grave. Through the hard work of advocates, she finally got a headstone in 2020. Other notable graves at Oak Woods include Jesse Owens, Ida B. Wells, and Harold Washington....the best pancakes in the entire world are at Golden Nugget on Lawrence and Ravenswood. Fight me.
#auntjemima #nancygreen #generalmills #pancakes #goldennugget #columbiaexposition #worldsfairchicago1893 #whitecity #devilinthewhitecity #pearlmillingcompany #oakwoodscemetery #chicago

If I can find about 15 more circus ring sections like this one from the 1960’s, I’ll train my dogs to juggle. It will be...
05/09/2021

If I can find about 15 more circus ring sections like this one from the 1960’s, I’ll train my dogs to juggle. It will be the greatest show on earth!
#circus #circusring #greatestshowonearth #carnival #bigtop #barnum #juggling #fleacircus #dogtrainer #dog #circusdog #pitbullsofinstagram #pitbull #pitbulllove #pit #bullybreed

05/07/2021

I was chatting with a septuagenarian about hair the other day. She told me that her grandmother was very careful to collect all her hair from her hairbrush, or a haircut or whatever because if a bird got one of her hairs and used it for a nest or something, it would cause headaches. I’m more superstitious than I’d like to be, but have never heard that one before. Anyone else familiar with this?
#hairheadache #superstition #folktales #hairwreath #bird #momentomori #victorianhair #postmortem #knockonwood #hairbrush #hair #haircut #hairstory

I used this old fingerprinting kit to crack the case of who drank all my mezcal last night...Turns out it was me.#casecl...
05/05/2021

I used this old fingerprinting kit to crack the case of who drank all my mezcal last night...Turns out it was me.
#caseclosed #whodoneit #fingerprint #clue #forensics #fingerprintkit #mezcal #hangover #whodrankmybooze #crimescene #privateeye #investigation #crimestoppers

Over the last year, a pair of falcons have set up shop on a limb outside our bedroom window. They are named Falcor and D...
05/04/2021

Over the last year, a pair of falcons have set up shop on a limb outside our bedroom window. They are named Falcor and Dorothy. Little falcon victims litter our front lawn and driveway. Dorothy yells at Falcor all the time, especially at sunrise. But, their love is strong, they were up there banging as I was taking these pics.
#falconlove #falcor #dorothy #marriedlife #urbanjungle #birdsofprey #raptors #migrationroute #chicagobirds
#birdsex #layingeggs

Check it out, Kindergarten Cop in cosplay! #itsnotatumor #gunshow #conan #conanthebarbarian #kindergarten #kindergartenc...
05/03/2021

Check it out, Kindergarten Cop in cosplay!
#itsnotatumor #gunshow #conan #conanthebarbarian #kindergarten #kindergartencop #arnold #arnoldschwarzenegger #cosplay #barbarian #hitthegym #pumpitup #pumpingiron

Someone wrote a book about that  Beatles song?#helterskelter #beatles #sharontate
05/02/2021

Someone wrote a book about that Beatles song?
#helterskelter #beatles #sharontate

Someone wrote a book about that Beatles song?
#helterskelter #beatles #sharontate

Super Beaver fights crime one hug at a time, which is only one reason why we finally got around to giving her her own st...
04/30/2021

Super Beaver fights crime one hug at a time, which is only one reason why we finally got around to giving her her own sticker. Now available in the shop and online, link in bio...
#itsabirditsaplane #superbeaver #crimefighter #beaver #capecrusader #superhero #taxidermy #taxidermybeaver #mascot #woollymammothchicago #upupandaway

Double funeral...so what do you guys think?...house fire? suicide pact? bad clams?...#howdidtheydie #funeral #postmortem...
04/29/2021

Double funeral...so what do you guys think?...house fire? suicide pact? bad clams?...

#howdidtheydie #funeral #postmortem #badclams #undertaker #casket #coffin #mementomori #suicide #housefire #victorian #cemetery #graveyard #grieving

...some things to do while on a HOLIDAY IN CAMBODIA...#holidayincambodia #deadkennedys #bayon #bayontemple #angkorwat #c...
04/28/2021

...some things to do while on a HOLIDAY IN CAMBODIA...
#holidayincambodia #deadkennedys #bayon #bayontemple #angkorwat #cambodia #taprohm #taprohmtemple #siemreap

A friendly reminder from Ricky Rat that dreams really do come true, even the nightmares!(NFS)#rickyrat #magical #badtaxi...
04/26/2021

A friendly reminder from Ricky Rat that dreams really do come true, even the nightmares!
(NFS)
#rickyrat #magical #badtaxidermy #taxidermy #anthropomorphic #anthropomorphictaxidermy #dreams #nightmare #dizknee

I can’t figure out how to connect my iTunes with this blue tooth.#luddite #neon #dentist #tooth #bluetooth #dadjokes #to...
04/24/2021

I can’t figure out how to connect my iTunes with this blue tooth.

#luddite #neon #dentist #tooth #bluetooth #dadjokes #toothfairy #dentistry #itunes #illbehereallweek #isthisthingon #teeth

I can’t figure out how to connect my iTunes with this blue tooth.

#luddite #neon #dentist #tooth #bluetooth #dadjokes #toothfairy #dentistry #itunes #illbehereallweek #isthisthingon #teeth

04/22/2021

Beware!
#skull #skeleton #unruly #wayward #behave #woollymammothchicago #oddfellows #ioof #medical #medicalskeleton #casket

This cat is full of sh*t.....(moments before a smelly litter box)#veterinary #cat #xray #veterinaryxray #poo #poop #litt...
04/21/2021

This cat is full of sh*t.....(moments before a smelly litter box)
#veterinary #cat #xray #veterinaryxray #poo #poop #litterbox

This cat is full of sh*t.....(moments before a smelly litter box)
#veterinary #cat #xray #veterinaryxray #poo #poop #litterbox

Look at this beauty!..oh, and check out this hair wreath too.#victorianhairwreath #momentomori #memorial #hairwreath #po...
04/19/2021

Look at this beauty!..oh, and check out this hair wreath too.
#victorianhairwreath #momentomori #memorial #hairwreath #postmortem #victorian #hairart #funeraryart

#shoppic #mortician #funeral #undertaker #embalming #apothecary #springhare #possum #taxidermy #squirrelgun  #humanskull...
04/17/2021

#shoppic #mortician #funeral #undertaker #embalming #apothecary #springhare #possum #taxidermy #squirrelgun #humanskull #fetus #anatomy #science #specimen #rhea #emu #ostrich #wetspecimen #fetalpig #pig #snake #tribal #headhunter #medical #snakeoil #funeralhome #prosthetics #oddity #woollymammothchicago

#shoppic #mortician #funeral #undertaker #embalming #apothecary #springhare #possum #taxidermy #squirrelgun #humanskull #fetus #anatomy #science #specimen #rhea #emu #ostrich #wetspecimen #fetalpig #pig #snake #tribal #headhunter #medical #snakeoil #funeralhome #prosthetics #oddity #woollymammothchicago

04/17/2021
3 more types, which one are you?#backbypopulardemand
04/15/2021

3 more types, which one are you?
#backbypopulardemand

#peacock
04/14/2021

#peacock

LET’S PLAY A GAME: the only information we have about this hand is that it was found in an apartment clean-out up here o...
04/12/2021

LET’S PLAY A GAME: the only information we have about this hand is that it was found in an apartment clean-out up here on the Northside. What are the odds that there’s a person who follows this account that knows the backstory to this thing?
(Also, should I have used “whom” in the above sentence? I never know...)
#isthisthingon #mummyhand #sideshowgaff #gaff #sideshow

Sneak peek at our spring line of caveman pajamas...#flintstonefashion #runwaymodel
04/10/2021

Sneak peek at our spring line of caveman pajamas...
#flintstonefashion #runwaymodel

Birth Control Basics: don’t be fat, lazy or stupid.Believe it or not, but of the offensive verbiage in this book, this p...
04/08/2021

Birth Control Basics: don’t be fat, lazy or stupid.
Believe it or not, but of the offensive verbiage in this book, this page is comparatively mild.
#heyladies #yipes

We were in the neighborhood.#alcapone
04/06/2021

We were in the neighborhood.
#alcapone

There was a bunny in my yard this morning.
04/04/2021

There was a bunny in my yard this morning.

There was a bunny in my yard this morning.

We were sad to see the “witch bus” fly out of the shop this week, but are equally thrilled it found the perfect home. @m...
04/02/2021

We were sad to see the “witch bus” fly out of the shop this week, but are equally thrilled it found the perfect home. @mistress_of_the_dank flew (walked) this 13 foot bad boy over 3 miles home because it won’t fit in a car!!!
#witchbus #thatsdedication

We were sad to see the “witch bus” fly out of the shop this week, but are equally thrilled it found the perfect home. @mistress_of_the_dank flew (walked) this 13 foot bad boy over 3 miles home because it won’t fit in a car!!!
#witchbus #thatsdedication

We decided to stop with the creepy old stuff, and instead, sell customized individual slices of discount ham! We are ver...
04/01/2021

We decided to stop with the creepy old stuff, and instead, sell customized individual slices of discount ham! We are very excited to begin this new endeavor, and thrilled to see where this leads! Call and order your customized ham today!#livelaughbarf #aprilfools

Which one are you?#terrifyingguy #selfiebro #puppybladder
03/30/2021

Which one are you?
#terrifyingguy #selfiebro #puppybladder

#iamdollparts
03/29/2021

#iamdollparts

#iamdollparts

Burger King now serves possum meat. They call it the “Opossum-ible Whopper”.#possummeat
03/28/2021

Burger King now serves possum meat. They call it the “Opossum-ible Whopper”.
#possummeat

Burger King now serves possum meat. They call it the “Opossum-ible Whopper”.
#possummeat

#murderclown
03/26/2021

#murderclown

#murderclown

I ❤️ this vintage ceramic mortuary school practice skull with putty.#mortician #undertaker #embalmer #mortuary #funeral ...
03/25/2021

I ❤️ this vintage ceramic mortuary school practice skull with putty.
#mortician #undertaker #embalmer #mortuary #funeral #funeralhome #dead #death #momentomori #departed #mortuaryscience

Whether you’re summoning one of the seven princes of Hell, hosting a Black Mass, or having a small blood sacrifice get-t...
03/24/2021

Whether you’re summoning one of the seven princes of Hell, hosting a Black Mass, or having a small blood sacrifice get-together, let Woolly Mammoth be your severed deer head one stop shop!
#partyfavors #partydecor #hailsatan

03/23/2021

#sniffsniff

I thought about joining the porcupine club, but there were too many pricks.#porcupineclub #pricks
03/22/2021

I thought about joining the porcupine club, but there were too many pricks.
#porcupineclub #pricks

03/20/2021

They love each other.
#tla #squirrelyouknowitstrue

Address

1513 W Foster Ave
Chicago, IL
60640

Bus 92, Foster and Clark Stop

Opening Hours

Monday 12:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 17:00
Thursday 12:00 - 17:00
Friday 12:00 - 17:00
Saturday 12:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

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(773) 989-3294

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