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

Michael Jackson’s childhood home is less than an hour drive from Woolly Mammoth-also, the kid is not my son (and I’ll ev...
07/19/2020

Michael Jackson’s childhood home is less than an hour drive from Woolly Mammoth-also, the kid is not my son (and I’ll even take a paternity test).
#kingofpop #thriller #mj #michaeljackson #garyindiana @ Gary, Indiana

I struggle with this question every, single, day.#wassheawomanoraspacemonster #finallysomeanswers  @ Woolly Mammoth Chic...
07/19/2020

I struggle with this question every, single, day.
#wassheawomanoraspacemonster #finallysomeanswers @ Woolly Mammoth Chicago Antiques & Oddities

Baby bird#shopstuff #oddsandends #babybird #doodads #instantart #dontwasteyourartdegree  @ Woolly Mammoth Chicago Antiqu...
07/17/2020

Baby bird
#shopstuff #oddsandends #babybird #doodads #instantart #dontwasteyourartdegree @ Woolly Mammoth Chicago Antiques & Oddities

CHICO!-I was perusing some old Woolly pics, when I came across these. Chico was a pet that belonged to an old lady in th...
07/15/2020

CHICO!-I was perusing some old Woolly pics, when I came across these. Chico was a pet that belonged to an old lady in the area. When Chico died, the lady had him stuffed. When the lady died, her granddaughter sold him on Craig’s List, which is where we found him. I realize now 10 years later that Chico was a once in a lifetime Craig’s List find, and also one of the many regrets of something we got rid of. If you’re seeing this now Chico, please know that I will always love you sweet prince.💔😢

We acquired two sets of ceremonial Oddfellow casket stands in two different states over the last couple years. One set w...
07/13/2020

We acquired two sets of ceremonial Oddfellow casket stands in two different states over the last couple years. One set we found in southern Michigan, and the other in northern IL. Each stand dons the stenciled lodge number 376. I tickled the googles, and found the lodge was located in a tiny unincorporated village in Indiana. The former lodge is now a toy shop. @ Woolly Mammoth Chicago Antiques & Oddities

#shoppic #baboon #moulage #deathmask #taxidermy #woollymammothchicago
07/11/2020

#shoppic #baboon #moulage #deathmask #taxidermy #woollymammothchicago

Seriously y’all, the last thing you want to do is piss off a gay dragon.#deathbyfabulous #gaydragon #dungeonsanddragons ...
07/09/2020

Seriously y’all, the last thing you want to do is piss off a gay dragon.
#deathbyfabulous #gaydragon #dungeonsanddragons @ Woolly Mammoth Chicago Antiques & Oddities

It’s hard to believe that Woolly Mammoth just turned 10 years old! We were traveling through Europe and Asia in April an...
07/07/2020

It’s hard to believe that Woolly Mammoth just turned 10 years old! We were traveling through Europe and Asia in April and May, 2010 when we decided that when we returned we were gonna open a store. We signed the lease at the end of May, and opened for business in July. The space itself had thick green shag carpet, and was only a couple blocks from our apartment. We really had no idea what we were doing, and just made it up as we went along. Really, we were just going on instinct. The shop today is unrecognizable to what it was the first couple years. It took some time until Woolly took on a life of its own. It was, and continues to be a completely organic process. Woolly found its own voice, and we are proud to be the stewards. The people of Chicago have given us so much love, without your support this experiment never would’ve worked. The folks that have been regulars over the years have become our friends and family. We are honored, proud, and humbled to be a part of the wonderful community that is Chicago. Thank you friends. Hope to see you soon, and here’s to the next 10 years!...also, as evident by these old pics, I haven’t lost a hair on my head in 10 years!
#muchlove #thankyou #10yearanniversary #10years #chicago #hugsandkisses #wehavenoideawhatweredoing #woollymammothchicago @ Woolly Mammoth Chicago Antiques & Oddities

I heard that if you put a hare on a dog, it will kill a hangover...🤞🤞🤞#haregoesnothin #freedombeers #hairofthedog
07/05/2020

I heard that if you put a hare on a dog, it will kill a hangover...🤞🤞🤞
#haregoesnothin #freedombeers #hairofthedog

07/03/2020

@greatlakestattoo
#positivementalattitude #peaceandlove #noracism #nohomophobia #nosexism #noviolence #dontbeadick

Have you ever heard the theory about the origin of the term ‘hip’ (fashionable/informed) stemmed from recreational opium...
07/01/2020

Have you ever heard the theory about the origin of the term ‘hip’ (fashionable/informed) stemmed from recreational opium usage? Opium smokers often smoked the drug lounging on their sides, or hips. If one was “on the hip”, or eventually just “hip”, they were either high, or at least down with getting high. Allegedly, the term became code among social circles for consuming opium.
#themoreyouknow #opiumden #smokeemifyougotem #opium #hip #hipster

Welp, it’s official. We are snake-oil selling hucksters.#snakeoil #charlatan #huckster #swindler #quackery
06/30/2020

Welp, it’s official. We are snake-oil selling hucksters.
#snakeoil #charlatan #huckster #swindler #quackery

Twin ‘A’ nudges Twin ‘B’, and says, “Hey, you thinking what I’m thinking?”#siamesetwins #youthinkingwhatimthinking #yvon...
06/28/2020

Twin ‘A’ nudges Twin ‘B’, and says, “Hey, you thinking what I’m thinking?”
#siamesetwins #youthinkingwhatimthinking #yvonneandyvette #sideshow #twinjokes #cojoinedtwins

Maybe it’s none of my beeswax, but did you know that Woolly Mammoth is open today from 12-5 ish? #honeycomb #mindyourbee...
06/26/2020

Maybe it’s none of my beeswax, but did you know that Woolly Mammoth is open today from 12-5 ish?
#honeycomb #mindyourbeeswax

I really really love Victorian mourning hair art...but... this business about just loping the hair off a dead kid, and j...
06/24/2020

I really really love Victorian mourning hair art...but... this business about just loping the hair off a dead kid, and jamming it in a box with a casket plaque -kinda creeps me out (just a little)...this kid must of had a mop too, it’s enough hair to knit a sweater!
#mourningsweater
#hairart #victorianhair #hairwreath #mourningjewelry #victoriandeath #funeral #funerary #mementomori #creepsmeout #justalittle @ Woolly Mammoth Chicago Antiques & Oddities

It’s like their bones are tattooed with science!Open daily 12-5 ish...#skeleton #skeletontattoo #medicalskeleton #scienc...
06/22/2020

It’s like their bones are tattooed with science!
Open daily 12-5 ish...
#skeleton #skeletontattoo #medicalskeleton #sciencetattoo #mrbones @ Woolly Mammoth Chicago Antiques & Oddities

Mi Padre es muy alto.Happy Father’s Day to all!Open today 12-5 ish...#mipadre #fathersday #mydad
06/21/2020

Mi Padre es muy alto.
Happy Father’s Day to all!
Open today 12-5 ish...
#mipadre #fathersday #mydad

If you ever find yourself near Sparta, WI, don’t hesitate to make a stop at the FAST Fiberglass Mold Graveyard. The fiel...
06/19/2020

If you ever find yourself near Sparta, WI, don’t hesitate to make a stop at the FAST Fiberglass Mold Graveyard. The field behind the studio is littered with giant one-off molds, as well as some recognizable trade-marked pieces. Very, very cool place.
(Woolly is open today 12-5)
#fastfiberglassmoldgraveyard #graveyard #roadsideamerica #americana

Open today: 12-5ish...@spencerwparsons #minotaur #labyrinth #raccoon
06/18/2020

Open today: 12-5ish...
@spencerwparsons
#minotaur #labyrinth #raccoon

06/17/2020

When are they gonna invent a mask that protects against the covid AND dog farts?! Oy vey!
Open today: 12-5ish...
#wecandobetter #dogfarts #asphyxiation

Don’t panic, our hands are satanic.Open today, 12-5ish...#satanicpanic #handsanitizer #handisani #jacobsram #satan #sata...
06/16/2020

Don’t panic, our hands are satanic.
Open today, 12-5ish...
#satanicpanic #handsanitizer #handisani #jacobsram #satan #satanic #goat #horns #sheep #ram #devil #washyourhands

101 DIY fun things to do with roadkill!Open today 12-5ish#101 #gulliversraccoon
06/15/2020

101 DIY fun things to do with roadkill!
Open today 12-5ish
#101 #gulliversraccoon

open till 5ish today....#shoppic #articulatedskeleton #pigeon #optical #babyshoes #optometry #springhare #guineapig #spe...
06/14/2020

open till 5ish today....
#shoppic #articulatedskeleton #pigeon #optical #babyshoes #optometry #springhare #guineapig #specimen #classroom #science #naturalhistory #taxidermy

...also, I put a sneeze guard-so now you’ll have to walk around behind the counter if you want to sneeze on us.#sneezeon...
06/12/2020

...also, I put a sneeze guard-so now you’ll have to walk around behind the counter if you want to sneeze on us.
#sneezeonme #sneeze #ahchoo

06/11/2020

Who let the blood out?...150 years ago, this mechanical bloodletting scarificator did.
Open today 12-5ish? Come get cut.
#cutabitch #scarificator #bloodletting #fleam #bleeder #civilwar #fourhumours

This sign has been switched off for nearly 3 months. It’s so nice to see it glow again....open tomorrow 12-?, still tryi...
06/09/2020

This sign has been switched off for nearly 3 months. It’s so nice to see it glow again....open tomorrow 12-?, still trying to figure it out. Wear your mask.

HOLY GUACAMOLE! -Woolly Mammoth will be open tomorrow (June 9th) from 12-4-ish...gonna dip our toe in and see how it goe...
06/08/2020

HOLY GUACAMOLE! -Woolly Mammoth will be open tomorrow (June 9th) from 12-4-ish...gonna dip our toe in and see how it goes...
NEW RULES:
1. Wear a face-covering
2. Practice Social Distancing
3. Use handy-sani (we have some)
4. No more than 5 folks in at time
5. Don’t touch my face
#donttouchmyface #guacamole #letsdothis #toedip

...stumbled upon an Ojibwe cemetery in the Chippewa National Forest. The structures over the graves are called Spirit Ho...
06/06/2020

...stumbled upon an Ojibwe cemetery in the Chippewa National Forest. The structures over the graves are called Spirit Houses. Spirit Houses provide shelter for offerings like food, beads, hunting/fishing equipment, etc. -things that the spirit would need for the four-day journey into the spirit world. The west-facing opening provides a portal for the spirit to leave. The belief is that you are born in the East and enter the spirit world in the West.
@ Chippewa National Forest

...couple more days?...either way, see you soon!
06/03/2020

...couple more days?...either way, see you soon!

Timeline Photos
06/02/2020

Timeline Photos

The world is on fire friends. Please, let’s all be like Louis.
05/31/2020

The world is on fire friends. Please, let’s all be like Louis.

Here’s a pic of a couple of giant phalluses at the Icelandic Phallological Museum from a trip we took a few years back. ...
05/29/2020

Here’s a pic of a couple of giant phalluses at the Icelandic Phallological Museum from a trip we took a few years back. The one on the left was formerly attached to a whale. The one on the right has always been detached.
#detachablepen*s #pen*s #icelandicphallologicalmuseum #whalepen*s #phallus #dick #kingmissile #giantdong

#shoppic #woollymammothchicago #sirwalterraleigh #flapper #waxhead #humanskull #microcephaly #mannequin #headhunter #med...
05/27/2020

#shoppic #woollymammothchicago #sirwalterraleigh #flapper #waxhead #humanskull #microcephaly #mannequin #headhunter #medicalskull #papuanewguinea #taxidermy #taxidermysquirrel #chipmunk #rodeo #squirrelrodeo #samsanfillippo #deadfriends

Shrine her?! But I hardly know her!#shriners #fraternal #lodge #masonic
05/25/2020

Shrine her?! But I hardly know her!
#shriners #fraternal #lodge #masonic

...decided to head up to Minnesota to count the lakes. Just want to see if their story checks out.#landof10000lakes
05/23/2020

...decided to head up to Minnesota to count the lakes. Just want to see if their story checks out.
#landof10000lakes

Address

1513 W Foster Ave
Chicago, IL
60640

Bus 92, Foster and Clark Stop

Opening Hours

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

Telephone

(773) 989-3294

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Yay thanks
LOVE YOUR STORE!!!
Thanks ✌🏻
I love this page❣️ as I consider myself a bit of a oddity 😁😉
Great place to find something unique
Adam - you are part of this article about Andersonville! ❤❤
I love this page 🥰
Amazing store, amazing owners!!!
Your page NEVER disappoints! If I’m ever in Chicago, yours will be the first stop.