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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Miss Betty Smith




Circa 1940's life size circus or carnival sign for a performer named Betty Smith. Measures 69" tall. Found in central Pennsylvania.

Creepy



Seriously creepy memorial cabinet card. Available here.

What is it?


Seller's description:
A cabinet card showing an odd mechanical device of undetermined purpose. The words ‘Belegt’ and ‘Frei’ above and below the knobs numbered 1 to 4 translate as ‘Occupied’ and ‘Free’. An engraved metal plate near the foot of the device identifies the Gustav Binter Company of Munich, who are further identified by a wetstamp on the reverse of the mount as a ‘mechanische Werkst├Ątte’ [mechanical workshop]. Below this there’s a patent number.

Available here.

19th Century Folk Art Doll



Sold for $281.00 on eBay.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Go Team!



Men's vest with college pennants and copper pennies for buttons.

Available here.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Lace study


Vintage photo of a lace study. Unsold on eBay at $52.50.

The Fighter



Vintage photo of a boxer. Great composition. Dated 1929.

Available here.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Filmic



Unusual vintage photo of a woman in repeated sequence.

Available here.

Light Portraits





Three vintage photographic portraits of theatrical lights. Perfect for the cinematographer in your life!

Available here.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Victorian Bird Women of Chicago






Folk art architectural carvings of two women. Recently found in an old Victorian house outside of Chicago. Measures 21 1/4" tall.

Available here.