Of Cabbages and Kings Gift Shoppe, Indian River, Michigan

This image shows the front and main entrance of the establishment called “Of Cabbages and Kings Gift Shoppe”, a reference to a line in the poem “The Walrus and the Carpenter” from the book Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

Pub. by R.C. O’Neil, Box 4423, Joyfield P.O., Detroit, Michigan

The description states:

Of Cabbages and Kings

Located 1/2 mile off M-75 interchange on Old 27 in the heart of Indian River, Michigan.

This truly unique shoppe in the quaint setting of an old railroad depot is a delightful tourist attraction. 

“Distinctive Antiques and Gift from all over the world.”

–The business opened in 1960 and closed in 1988. This image likely dates from the 1960s.

2 thoughts on “Of Cabbages and Kings Gift Shoppe, Indian River, Michigan

  1. Paul Senter

    Hopefully I can get somewhere with this. It’s small really. There is a book that I got from there around 1988. First started of with necklaces with wizards. Then I got the bok. It was a hard covered about the wizards dragons. Since I got MS in 2008 and have been walker or wheelchair bound. I got that book as a gift long ago but trying to get it on my kindle. Can’t remember the title. But if I could find it thank you.

    1. deans Post author

      I regret I have no connection with the subject of this post card, other than my relatives once visited the location decades ago. I do not have any items purchased from there, nor do I know how to contact the proprietor for more information that might be useful to you. I am not from that area, so I do not even know if the establishment still exists. A simple web search does not reveal any on line presence.


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