In which I am gifted a Punch Drunk-esque collection:
While I was in NYC Sleep-No-Moring myself into bliss (more on that later), Mr. Fantasticcats was driving south. His Grandmother, a wonderful woman, passed away last month and the family has started to go through her house.
He spent a lot of time there as a child, and had a good idea on the things he wanted, but as he began to go through boxes he discovered a treasure trove of old letters, photos, and various ephemera- some at least 100 years old!
No one wanted it. They were going to throw it all away.
He is also a Sleep No More fan, and we both have a huge love for the rooms in the McKittrick that are filled with thousands of pieces of paper that all have a little story to tell.
So he came home with boxes and bags overflowing. The photograph above is maybe 5% of the entire collection. I have a dining room table that looks like the Detective’s office mid-design.
My goal is to catalog and scan each piece- make sure nothing should be in a museum somewhere- and frame and preserve the loose photographs. This alone might take months. Then I will get to work on presenting the rest in a way that will best keep, while showcasing them in a way that will bring a little Sleep No More into my life whenever we come home.
If anyone has ideas or specific rooms from SNM they would like to point out for possible inspiration, or some tips on dealing with so much ephemera, I am all ears. I am both overjoyed that we get to have this family history with us, and a bit overwhelmed by the scope of the project.