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

A curiosity cabinet of items resurrected from the past

Operating as usual

09/25/2021

Say ‘hello’ to your new brother Phil. Seriously, this animatronic taxidermy raccoon with a light-up bottle of JD is like a son to me.
#family #howcananyoneexpectmetosellthis

I’ve been fawning over this baby deer we found.#ohdeer #deergod
09/24/2021

I’ve been fawning over this baby deer we found.
#ohdeer #deergod

I’ve been fawning over this baby deer we found.
#ohdeer #deergod

Iceman or Maverick? Personally I’m more Iceman. Also, RIP Goose.#topgun #maverick #goose #iceman #valkilmer #tomcruise #...
09/24/2021

Iceman or Maverick? Personally I’m more Iceman. Also, RIP Goose.
#topgun #maverick #goose #iceman #valkilmer #tomcruise
#kennyloggins #highwaytothedangerzone #youvelostthatlovingfeeling #kellymcgillis

Quack Quack! Hey gang, you’re pal Duckulum here! QUACK!! Woolly Mammoth will be closed Thursday, September, 23rd. quack ...
09/23/2021

Quack Quack! Hey gang, you’re pal Duckulum here! QUACK!! Woolly Mammoth will be closed Thursday, September, 23rd. quack quack quack…sorry for any inQUACKvenience, see y’all Friday!! quack QUACK!

Quack Quack! Hey gang, you’re pal Duckulum here! QUACK!! Woolly Mammoth will be closed Thursday, September, 23rd. quack quack quack…sorry for any inQUACKvenience, see y’all Friday!! quack QUACK!

Drop the needle on this bad boy mom and dad, let the good father explain the birds and the bees to junior.#terribleidea ...
09/22/2021

Drop the needle on this bad boy mom and dad, let the good father explain the birds and the bees to junior.
#terribleidea #thiswillendpoorly
#theresgottabeabetterway

Drop the needle on this bad boy mom and dad, let the good father explain the birds and the bees to junior.
#terribleidea #thiswillendpoorly
#theresgottabeabetterway

Today at lunch I made a peanut butter and jelly sand witch.#witchcraft #witch #peanutbutter #peanutbutterandjelly #dadjo...
09/20/2021

Today at lunch I made a peanut butter and jelly sand witch.
#witchcraft #witch #peanutbutter #peanutbutterandjelly #dadjokes #doggo

Hey, take a whiff of this, does it smell like ether to you?#ether #anesthesia #surgery #knockout #takeawhiff
09/18/2021

Hey, take a whiff of this, does it smell like ether to you?

#ether #anesthesia #surgery #knockout #takeawhiff

Hey, take a whiff of this, does it smell like ether to you?

#ether #anesthesia #surgery #knockout #takeawhiff

I don’t normally collect umbrella stands, but when I do, I go with 19th century, badass, cast iron, nautical themed ones...
09/17/2021

I don’t normally collect umbrella stands, but when I do, I go with 19th century, badass, cast iron, nautical themed ones. (fun fact: I’ve never owned an umbrella in my life, because duh, raincoats.)
#nauticalantiques #nautical #sailor #navy #anchor #raincoat #umbrella

SERIOUS QUESTION for all the mohel homies: what do y’all do with the fo****ins? (I’ve wondered this for years.)#fo****in...
09/15/2021

SERIOUS QUESTION for all the mohel homies: what do y’all do with the fo****ins? (I’ve wondered this for years.)
#fo****in #mohel #circumcision #p***s

SERIOUS QUESTION for all the mohel homies: what do y’all do with the fo****ins? (I’ve wondered this for years.)
#fo****in #mohel #circumcision #p***s

This tiny cemetery is all that remains of The Illinois State Training School for Girls, aka The School for Wayward Girls...
09/13/2021

This tiny cemetery is all that remains of The Illinois State Training School for Girls, aka The School for Wayward Girls (1894-1978), located in Geneva, IL. There have been reports of apparitions and even hearing infants crying near the site, which wouldn’t surprise me consider the amount infants buried there. If you read-up on the place via Google, the “school” sounds more like a place for state-sponsored torture for runaways, and girls with babies out of wedlock. 51 graves remain, and the site is literally in the middle of a fancy-pants subdivision called Fox Run. It’s a very strange juxtaposition.
#wayward #orangeisthenewblack #misfits #runaways #outofwedlock #childabuse #cemetery #graveyard

Well that’s not very woke….I am I the only one unfamiliar with the term “trainable retardate”?#trainableretardate #polit...
09/10/2021

Well that’s not very woke….
I am I the only one unfamiliar with the term “trainable retardate”?
#trainableretardate #politicallyincorrect #politicallycorrect #woke

I am so sad I was not in the store today to meet legendary guitarist Norm Westberg from The Swans! Dang it! Hope to meet...
09/09/2021

I am so sad I was not in the store today to meet legendary guitarist Norm Westberg from The Swans! Dang it! Hope to meet you and your family next time Mr. Westberg…
#theswans #punk #postpunk #nowave #noiserock #industrial #experimentalrock

I am so sad I was not in the store today to meet legendary guitarist Norm Westberg from The Swans! Dang it! Hope to meet you and your family next time Mr. Westberg…
#theswans #punk #postpunk #nowave #noiserock #industrial #experimentalrock

My doctor finally gave me something for my hypochondria….hope this works…#hypochondriac #placebo #ihopethisworks
09/07/2021

My doctor finally gave me something for my hypochondria….hope this works…
#hypochondriac #placebo #ihopethisworks

Closed Labor Day….See all y’all Tuesday!
09/05/2021

Closed Labor Day….See all y’all Tuesday!

Closed Labor Day….See all y’all Tuesday!

Whoever coined the phrase, “good things come in small packages”, must have been referring to this tiny little Victorian ...
09/03/2021

Whoever coined the phrase, “good things come in small packages”, must have been referring to this tiny little Victorian hair momento mori. Seriously….
I mean, look at this thing!
#momentomori #funeral #death #victorian #victorianhair #hairwreath #hairjewelry #mourning #deceased #memorial #seriously

I spent the morning kick’n it with my homie Larry Potash from WGN. Our segment probably won’t air until November…I swear...
09/01/2021

I spent the morning kick’n it with my homie Larry Potash from WGN. Our segment probably won’t air until November…I swear I’m not that short in real life.
#emmy #actorsguild #doyouwantmyautograph

Our pal and his wife just squeezed out a kid, and daddy made it a point to change into his Woolly tee before he got to t...
08/31/2021

Our pal and his wife just squeezed out a kid, and daddy made it a point to change into his Woolly tee before he got to the hospital…Woolly bling really is the only way to welcome a newborn…Congrats again @lagomorphdesign !!😘
#woollybling

Our pal and his wife just squeezed out a kid, and daddy made it a point to change into his Woolly tee before he got to the hospital…Woolly bling really is the only way to welcome a newborn…Congrats again @lagomorphdesign !!😘
#woollybling

We stumbled upon a strange little cemetery in rural Wisconsin the other day. In a small field, along side the road, stan...
08/30/2021

We stumbled upon a strange little cemetery in rural Wisconsin the other day. In a small field, along side the road, stand 14 unmarked, wooden headstones. According to Google, this in one of two pauper cemeteries in the area…who knew!?….(I’m pretty sure that historically, there was a Potter’s field in the park just south of Lincoln Park Zoo as well.)
#cemetery #grave #rurallife #ruralamerica #grave #graveyard #pottersfield Dying to Travel

Vanna White and the Seven Dwarfs#idliketobuyavowel #hiho #vannawhite #sevendwarfs #wheeloffortune #patsajak
08/28/2021

Vanna White and the Seven Dwarfs
#idliketobuyavowel #hiho
#vannawhite #sevendwarfs #wheeloffortune #patsajak

Vanna White and the Seven Dwarfs
#idliketobuyavowel #hiho
#vannawhite #sevendwarfs #wheeloffortune #patsajak

Wanna guess who made Playgirl’s “10 Sexist Rockers of 1994”?…spoiler: no love for Weird Al😕…also, Candlebox?!…also, look...
08/26/2021

Wanna guess who made Playgirl’s “10 Sexist Rockers of 1994”?…spoiler: no love for Weird Al😕…also, Candlebox?!…also, look how many of these dudes are dead now…and in conclusion, has anyone ever wanted to see Pauly Shore naked?

#sexiestrockers #grunge #henryrollins #laynestaley #trentreznor #shannonhoon #paulyshore

Here’s a screenshot of a message a friend sent me the other night…#scariestplaceever
08/24/2021

Here’s a screenshot of a message a friend sent me the other night…
#scariestplaceever

Here’s a screenshot of a message a friend sent me the other night…
#scariestplaceever

“Twerk for Trash”#twerk #twerkfortrash #badtaxidermy #trashpanda #trash #raccoon #taxidermy #antiquetaxidermy
08/23/2021

“Twerk for Trash”
#twerk #twerkfortrash #badtaxidermy #trashpanda #trash #raccoon #taxidermy #antiquetaxidermy

They boys wanted y’all to know that we will be hawking some wares at the Andersonville Vintage Market tomorrow (Sunday-8...
08/21/2021

They boys wanted y’all to know that we will be hawking some wares at the Andersonville Vintage Market tomorrow (Sunday-8/22/21), literally a few blocks north of the shop at Catalpa and Ashland. We are bringing plenty of taxidermy, funeral stuff, medical things, charts, maps, furniture, old store display pieces, dental stuff, lamps, vintage clothes, and a crap-load of other rando antiques…The event goes from 10-3. Melvin is fired up about snacking from the Happy Lobster Truck that will be there, and Phil is jacked to try a potato donut from Downstate Donuts. See ya all there!
#andersonville @avillechamber #andersonvillechicago #melvinsndphil #vintage #market #vintagemarket #fleamarket #medical #dental #antiques #lobsterroll #potatodonuts

This is what it would look like if you bonked Courtney Love with a hammer and she shattered….Probably…#dollparts #liveth...
08/20/2021

This is what it would look like if you bonked Courtney Love with a hammer and she shattered….Probably…
#dollparts #livethroughthis #courtneylove @courtneylove #hole #iamdollparts

Vampire deer, or water deer don’t really use their fangs, or tusks for drinking the blood of their prey, but mostly to i...
08/18/2021

Vampire deer, or water deer don’t really use their fangs, or tusks for drinking the blood of their prey, but mostly to impress babes. If you think you see one out walking in a forest in Eastern Asia (where they are native) or the zoo or something try this little fool-proof trick to verify the species: drive a wooden stake through its heart. If it dies, it was definitely a vampire deer.
#staketheheart #fangs #vampire #themoreyouknow🌈

Vampire deer, or water deer don’t really use their fangs, or tusks for drinking the blood of their prey, but mostly to impress babes. If you think you see one out walking in a forest in Eastern Asia (where they are native) or the zoo or something try this little fool-proof trick to verify the species: drive a wooden stake through its heart. If it dies, it was definitely a vampire deer.
#staketheheart #fangs #vampire #themoreyouknow🌈

Still searching for the perfect way to display your favorite dead body? Look no further! This Victorian casket, which wa...
08/16/2021

Still searching for the perfect way to display your favorite dead body? Look no further! This Victorian casket, which was presented to the Gas City, IN Oddfellow lodge in 1889 is the perfect solution for your special rotting co**se!
#casket #coffin #oddfellow #westmemphisthree #damienechols #victorian #cemetery #co**se #deadbody #cerimonial #ioof #secretsociety

I like that the title stipulates that this is specifically “love” bo***ge….also, I think the sweater guy is my middle sc...
08/13/2021

I like that the title stipulates that this is specifically “love” bo***ge….also, I think the sweater guy is my middle school band teacher….
#bo***ge #bandteacher #kink #malelove #restraints

#artsandcrafts #wb #ribbet #frog #onefroggyevening #warnerbros #mummified #mummy #deadstuff
08/11/2021

#artsandcrafts #wb #ribbet #frog #onefroggyevening #warnerbros #mummified #mummy #deadstuff

Giant Ground Kazoo skeletons like this one are sometimes unearthed in the Chicagoland area. These magnificent mellifluou...
08/10/2021

Giant Ground Kazoo skeletons like this one are sometimes unearthed in the Chicagoland area. These magnificent mellifluous beasts grazed the region until they were wiped out in the glacial washout at the end of the Pleistocene era.
#giantgroundkazoo #kazoo #pleistocene #iceage #glacier #klepper #kayak #prehistoric #mellifluous

West Virginia Penitentiary: Come for the conviction, stay for the chili! #prisonfood #chili #westvirginia #westvirginiap...
08/09/2021

West Virginia Penitentiary: Come for the conviction, stay for the chili!
#prisonfood #chili #westvirginia #westvirginiapenitentiary #inmate #jailfood #dininghall #shanks #convict #prison #prisonlife #conjugalvisits

08/07/2021

I bought this fancy jacket bedazzled with skulls off some dude. The shades were thrown in on the deal, and it had a rubber hand in the pocket!
#bedazzled #skull #leatherjacket #rubberhand #coolsunglasses

I was messing around making myself a Clockwork Orange yesterday, when literally the next guy that walks into the shop wa...
08/06/2021

I was messing around making myself a Clockwork Orange yesterday, when literally the next guy that walks into the shop was wearing this shirt!! Seriously!!!…What the hell is happening?!
#whatdoesitmean #youcantmakethissh*tup #serendipity #clockworkorange #anthonyburgess #stanleykubrick

I feel like everytime I look at the Bad Taxidermy facebook group I see Woolly Mammoth. Not sure if I should be offended ...
08/05/2021

I feel like everytime I look at the Bad Taxidermy facebook group I see Woolly Mammoth. Not sure if I should be offended or flattered….
#badtaxidermy #taxidermy #freak #freaktaxidermy #taxidermydog #taxidermyraccoon #trashpanda #twoheads #bulldog #bulldogcalf #pekingese #rabbit #bunny #taxidermyrabbit #meatball

I feel like everytime I look at the Bad Taxidermy facebook group I see Woolly Mammoth. Not sure if I should be offended or flattered….
#badtaxidermy #taxidermy #freak #freaktaxidermy #taxidermydog #taxidermyraccoon #trashpanda #twoheads #bulldog #bulldogcalf #pekingese #rabbit #bunny #taxidermyrabbit #meatball

My new cast iron buddy Gnome Chomsky just explained the finer points of manufacturing consent to Melvin.#noamchomsky #gn...
08/03/2021

My new cast iron buddy Gnome Chomsky just explained the finer points of manufacturing consent to Melvin.
#noamchomsky #gnomechomsky #manufacturingconsent #gardengnome #gnome #yardart #bullybreed #pitbull #melvin #dogsofinstagram #castiron #MIT #linguistics #melvinthewonderdog #gnomeontherange

This is one of the cutest things that ever happened. About a year ago we received a package from a young fan. She sent u...
08/01/2021

This is one of the cutest things that ever happened. About a year ago we received a package from a young fan. She sent us some items with descriptions from her collection. Her notes are adorable and hilarious. If you have a minute, reading over these is well worth it. ( BTW, We did send her a t-shirt, and I hand drew her a thank you card)
#youngcollectors #adorable #socute #hilarious

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