I had the pleasure to create a historical photo slideshow for the fall Junk Bonanza event. It’s a neat event that I have gone to for the last few years and uncovered some fun finds. What is the Junk Bonanza? It is a event where you can discover repurposed creations and vintage goods. Over the years it has expanded and now includes a slew of vendors from across the country with cool one of a kind ideas and treasures of old. Originally, it started with one annual show at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN (south of Minneapolis). That one show turned into two (fall and spring) which then turned into incorporating new cities (Portland and San Diego).
Those of you who follow History By Zim’s Instagram may already know about my love of vintage finds and repurposed doodads. I have gone to every fall and spring Junk Bonanzas for the last couple of years and always find new and interesting items with fascinating stories. So when the Junk Bonanza reached out to me via my Instagram over a year ago to collaborate on a display, I instantly jumped aboard!
We threw around a few ideas before finally settling on a digital display/slideshow. Since I was creating it for the Minnesota show, I decided to mix Minnesota photographs with national ones. The end result was a slideshow with around 50 photographs depicting people and things of the past. You can read History By Zim’s write-up over on their blog.
Overall, I had a great time at the Junk Bonanza. The digital display was met with many positive comments and I had the opportunity to meet some great people. Not only that but I tracked down a fantastic library card catalog and was also able to check a few people off my Christmas list. However, the coolest thing I was able to bring home was the History By Zim poster (seen above) that was with the digital display!
Here is a few of the 50 some photographs include in History By Zim’s digital display: