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

New “dead” stock! I uncrated this old child’s casket from its original shipping crate the other day, and one of the news...
10/08/2020

New “dead” stock! I uncrated this old child’s casket from its original shipping crate the other day, and one of the newspapers that was used as packing material was dated Sept. 13th, 1959....Am I a ghoul for smiling while posing with kid’s coffin???
#casket #coffin #funeral #undertaker #deadstock #funerary #mortician #dead #death #burial #mourning #ourdarling

The terrifying shrouded figure behind that kid is the mom! Hidden mother photography like this was popular in the Victor...
10/06/2020

The terrifying shrouded figure behind that kid is the mom!
Hidden mother photography like this was popular in the Victorian era. Mothers, often shrouded like this one, would hold a child to keep the squirrelly little tyke still for the long exposure time. This hidden mother tintype is particularly creepy, and I was very happy to find it in a recent box lot acquisition that I went through yesterday!
#hiddenmothers #victorian #tintype #shroud #squirrelly

Bachelor’s Grove is arguably Chicagoland’s most haunted cemetery. Located about 25 miles south of downtown, it has been ...
10/04/2020

Bachelor’s Grove is arguably Chicagoland’s most haunted cemetery. Located about 25 miles south of downtown, it has been the subject of ghost-hunting tv shows, books and paranormal research. It is also known as a notorious dumping ground for mob victims. Witnesses have claimed to see apparitions that include: The White Lady holding an infant, a woman sitting on a headstone, a farmer with his horse, floating orbs, a ghost dog, and a phantom farmhouse.
#bachelorsgrovecemetery #haunted #hauntedcemetery #ghosthunting #ghost #apparition #phantom #cemetery #hauntedchicago #chicagomafia #thewhitelady #zombiemelvin

10/03/2020

Vintage, double-sided, hand-painted funeral sign really puts the ‘fun’ in funeral!
#funeral #mourning #mortician #deceased #undertaker #death #dead #wake #mementomori

Melvin the Scary Ghost is fired up about October.#happyoctober #happyhalloween #scary #ghost #scaryghost
10/01/2020

Melvin the Scary Ghost is fired up about October.
#happyoctober #happyhalloween #scary #ghost #scaryghost

09/29/2020

Look at this awesome animation by @marthamapes431 that she made with stuff she got from Woolly!..Check out her other works and give her a follow @marthamapes431 ...I like this better with the sound on.
#stopmotion #animation #woollymammothchicago

Make mine a double: This here is Mlle. Baguette De Tambour. She’s our four-legged chicken that lives in a jar because sh...
09/28/2020

Make mine a double: This here is Mlle. Baguette De Tambour. She’s our four-legged chicken that lives in a jar because she’s dead.
#siamese #siamesetwins #wetspecimens #chickennuggets #drumsticks #parasitictwin #freaks #geeklove #chickenfillet #makemineadouble

#shoppic #victorian #taxidermy #animatronic #terrier #princecharles #taxidermydog #victoriantaxidermy #clown #nightmare ...
09/26/2020

#shoppic #victorian #taxidermy #animatronic #terrier #princecharles #taxidermydog #victoriantaxidermy #clown #nightmare #pianoguts

Catch of the Day
09/23/2020

Catch of the Day

09/23/2020
Nailed it.#rocky #rockyandbullwinkle #flyingsquirrel
09/21/2020

Nailed it.
#rocky #rockyandbullwinkle #flyingsquirrel

Compared to the living horror that is 2020, Freddy Krueger is like Mister Rogers on quaaludes. I long for the days when ...
09/19/2020

Compared to the living horror that is 2020, Freddy Krueger is like Mister Rogers on quaaludes. I long for the days when the option to pause, or fast forward through the scariest parts of the nightmare was an option.
#ghana #ghanamovies #ghanamovieposters #nightmareonelmstreet #nightmare #f**k2020 #freddykrueger #quaaludes #misterrogers

COCK-A-DOODLE-DEW#cockadoodledoo #rebus #booyah
09/17/2020

COCK-A-DOODLE-DEW
#cockadoodledoo #rebus #booyah

GREAT UNCLE SHOOTY McMURDERSON: Have you ever wondered how many deranged psychopaths are in your family, apartment build...
09/16/2020

GREAT UNCLE SHOOTY McMURDERSON: Have you ever wondered how many deranged psychopaths are in your family, apartment building, office or circle of friends? Pioneer Cemetery, on the East bank of Lake Itasca (the headwaters of the Mississippi River) contains the grave of my long lost relative’s murder victim. On the day before Halloween in 1898, my alleged relative, Nelson Rust, shot and killed his friend William McMullen. The two were out hunting when Rust blew McMullen away. Although Rust was acquitted, the locals always suspected him of being a deranged killer.
#lakeitasca #mississippiriver #derangedkiller @mattthewrust @abbeya5 @milcmem

JURASSIC POOP: I don’t always carry around polished turds, but when I do, I make sure they came from a dinosaur’s butt. ...
09/14/2020

JURASSIC POOP: I don’t always carry around polished turds, but when I do, I make sure they came from a dinosaur’s butt. Based on my experience with sacks of sh*t, I’d guess this naturally tumbled, prehistoric coprolite (fossilized feces) weighs about 35lbs.
#coprolite #dinosaurpoop #dinosaur #fossil #prehistoric #jurassic

Story time with Uncle Woolly...#hightimes @dispensary33 #storytime #sitonmylap
09/11/2020

Story time with Uncle Woolly...
#hightimes @dispensary33 #storytime #sitonmylap

TWO SETS OF GENITALS!Yes yes, it’s very interesting that Frank Lentini (1889-1966) was born with a parasitic twin, leavi...
09/09/2020

TWO SETS OF GENITALS!
Yes yes, it’s very interesting that Frank Lentini (1889-1966) was born with a parasitic twin, leaving him with a third leg, and subsequently was a featured attraction at many of the popular sideshows and circuses during the early 20th century. But also, Frank had TWO SETS OF GENITALS!...just think of the possibilities!

#sideshow #franklentini #parasitictwin #ringlingbros #barnumandbailey #buffalobills #threelegs #twogenitals #circus #geeklove

An emotional dude just “explained” to me that I’m the problem because he didn’t want to comply with the mandatory mask r...
09/07/2020

An emotional dude just “explained” to me that I’m the problem because he didn’t want to comply with the mandatory mask rule in businesses in Chicago. He illustrated his point with a few swear words before he stormed out. Really?! Can’t we all just get along? Jeez...
#itwasboundtohappen

#labor #laborday
09/07/2020

#labor #laborday

They turned our neighbor’s house into a funeral home for the latest season of Hulu’s ‘Fargo’. Our neighborhood is a film...
09/05/2020

They turned our neighbor’s house into a funeral home for the latest season of Hulu’s ‘Fargo’. Our neighborhood is a film set.
#fargo #chicagofilm #rogerspark

Melvin was tarot-fied that the tower of tarot was going to topple over...(this pun is tarot-ble.)#tarot #tarotcards #tar...
09/03/2020

Melvin was tarot-fied that the tower of tarot was going to topple over...(this pun is tarot-ble.)
#tarot #tarotcards #tarotpun #terriblepuns #melvinthewonderdog #woollymammothchicago

Travel Tuesday: TRANSYLVANIAThis summer marked the 10 year anniversary of Woolly Mammoth. During the spring of 2010 we t...
09/01/2020

Travel Tuesday: TRANSYLVANIA
This summer marked the 10 year anniversary of Woolly Mammoth. During the spring of 2010 we traveled through the UK, Turkey and Romania. It was the final leg of the trip through Transylvania where we decided that when we returned, we were going to open a store. We used the alleged haunts of infamous psychopath Vlad the Impaler, who is the inspiration for Dracula, as our map through the region. We visited his birthplace, his grave, several homes and a couple of his castles. We returned from the trip in May and opened Woolly Mammoth in July.
#transylvania #vladtheimpaler #vladtepes #dracula #romania #poenari #brancastle #sighisoara #wallachia #bramstokersdracula #bramstoker #vampire #woollymammothchicago

Not a bad morning haul considering we’re in the middle of a gall darn pandemic.#sundaymornings #picking #antiquing #junk
08/30/2020

Not a bad morning haul considering we’re in the middle of a gall darn pandemic.
#sundaymornings #picking #antiquing #junk

Scott Baculum(...too far of a ‘leap’?)#pen*sbone #scottbakula #baculum #quantumleap #dickjokes #throwmeabone
08/28/2020

Scott Baculum
(...too far of a ‘leap’?)
#pen*sbone #scottbakula #baculum #quantumleap #dickjokes #throwmeabone

Dog is my copilot.#nationaldogday #melvinthewonderdog
08/26/2020

Dog is my copilot.
#nationaldogday #melvinthewonderdog

This is a big ole antique bezoar. A bezoar is a stony mass often found in the stomach of ruminants that used to be used ...
08/25/2020

This is a big ole antique bezoar. A bezoar is a stony mass often found in the stomach of ruminants that used to be used as an antidote to poison. You may remember when prossefor Snape told Harry Potter, “...a Bezoar is a stone taken from the stomach of a goat and it will save you from most poisons.” Before Woolly acquired this one, it lived in an apothecary in The Hague.
#bezoar #poison #antidote #magic #thehague #netherlands #harrypotter #snape #apothocary #remedy @ Woolly Mammoth Chicago Antiques & Oddities

Just a heads-up, Woolly is open today 12-5.#headsup #crackhead #woollymammothchicago
08/23/2020

Just a heads-up, Woolly is open today 12-5.
#headsup #crackhead #woollymammothchicago

IT CAME FROM OTTER SPACE!#otterspace #otterpuns #outterspace #spacejokes #dadjokes #otter #tinfoil #badumtss
08/21/2020

IT CAME FROM OTTER SPACE!
#otterspace #otterpuns #outterspace #spacejokes #dadjokes #otter #tinfoil #badumtss

#shoppic #anatomy #mannequin #oddfellows #ioof #casket #coffin #blowfish #anchor #baritone #trenchart #firenozzle #sodaf...
08/19/2020

#shoppic #anatomy #mannequin #oddfellows #ioof #casket #coffin #blowfish #anchor #baritone #trenchart #firenozzle #sodafountain #woollymammothchicago

My man, WWE broadcaster, and all around good dude Byron Saxton representing!...thanks for the shout out kind sir.@offici...
08/19/2020

My man, WWE broadcaster, and all around good dude Byron Saxton representing!...thanks for the shout out kind sir.
@officialbyronsaxton
#wwe #byronsaxton #suplex #floridagators

Went for a Sunday drive and Melvin found a haunted house next to a tiny cemetery, complete with a dead goat in the yard!...
08/17/2020

Went for a Sunday drive and Melvin found a haunted house next to a tiny cemetery, complete with a dead goat in the yard!
#deadgoat #hauntedhouse #cemetery #abandonedplaces #melvinthewonderdog

Do fish get thirsty?...where are we on this issue?#dofishgetthirsty #whatsthescience
08/15/2020

Do fish get thirsty?...where are we on this issue?
#dofishgetthirsty #whatsthescience

08/14/2020

Karate drummer has some chops.
#karatechop #chop #karatedrums #tintoy #karate #blackbelt #drummer

This guy faked his own death.#playingpossum #fakeyourdeath
08/12/2020

This guy faked his own death.
#playingpossum #fakeyourdeath

This giant pufferfish skull is pretty much what I would guess Jerry’s skull from ‘Enemy Mine’ would look like.#enemymine...
08/10/2020

This giant pufferfish skull is pretty much what I would guess Jerry’s skull from ‘Enemy Mine’ would look like.
#enemymine #drac #pufferfish #dennisquaid #louisgossettjr #brionjames

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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