I was sorting some copies of the Military Collector & Historian Journal of the Company of Military Historians from the early 1950s. There are often articles in these showing dug relics and what they might be. Some articles show a photo of a relic and asked what it was. This made me wonder how much reference material about dug relics was available in the early 1950s. I know that Francis A. Lord brought out his Civil War Collector's Encyclopedia in 1963. Prior to this, where did relic hunters go to identify relics they found?