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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Vacation


Short hiatus as I wander the American Southwest. I'll be back on 07/13, so I hope you all will faithfully return. See you soon!

Peeking



Available here.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wooden Man





Likely a remnant from a larger automated construction, given the positioning of the hands.

Available here.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Elvis snapshots



Set of snapshots of Elvis taken outside the Flamingo Hotel, circa 1963. Sold for $2,605.55 on eBay.

Seller's description:
Originates from the John Dessel collection , Mr Dessell moved to Las Vegas in 1952 and was Chief of Security for the "Last Frontier Casino" who's property was also home to the famed "Silver Slipper". John met and became friends with many of the celebrities who visited and performed at either of the above mentioned Las Vegas properties. Begining in 1952 through 1955. He died in 1971. Mr Dessell took these photos himself and all originate from his personal collection.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Circa 1920's Washer Woman Whirlygig







Circa 1920's folk art whirlygig with an orange skirted washing woman. Large size for a whirlygig. Found in Washington State. Measures 33" long.

Available here.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A 19th Century Folk Art Limberjack







An unusually realistic Civil War era limberjack. This curious figure has the look of a mountain man, Civil War soldier or perhaps even Jesus. A dancing Jesus? Hard to imagine, but who knows?

Measures 12 3/4" tall.

My Biennial #23


Richard Artschwager
Corner
1992
Formica over wood, stainless steel
35 1/2"h x 14 1/2"w x 4 1/2"d

Monday, June 20, 2011

Honeymoon in Chicago




A circa 1930 unusually detailed faux bois bottle, with a carved and painted honeymoon couple surrounded by a heart and the words "Souvenir of Chicago."

Available here.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Gulliver's Kingdom







Photos of an abandoned theme park in Japan. See more here.

Photos by Martin Lyle. Check out more photos by Martin Lyle at his photostream here.