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Friday, June 29, 2012

Pigeon Painting


Folk art painting of a pair of pigeons in winter, by John Fleigerbauer of Altoona, PA, dated 1971.

Available at Cottage + Camp.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

It's DA BOMB!







Vintage WWII bomb made into a child's pedal wagon. For the junior Slim Pickens in your life.

Available here.

JFK

Available here.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Soda Fountain, Winfield, Kansas

What's better on a hot summer day than an ice cream soda? Click on image for today's full menu :)

Early RPPC of a soda fountain in Winfield, Kansas.

Available here.

Portrait of a Dog

Available at Anonymous Works.

Monday, June 25, 2012

African American Stone Head


19th century folk art carved bust of an African American man. Found in New Jersey.

Available at Anonymous Works.

Internment

Kodachrome color slide of life at the Japanese-American internment camp at Heart Mountain, Wyoming, photographed by Bill Manbo.

Read and view more here.

Photo:
Bill Manbo/Courtesy of Takao Bill Manbo, from “Colors of Confinement” by Eric L. Muller (University of North Carolina Press and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, 2012)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Vintage Pin-up



Circa 1930's vintage pin-up illustration painting by Harold Van Gorder.

Available here.

Civil War Chess Board

Sold for $2,300.00 (w/o premium) at Cowan's.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Portrait of Archie

Folk art carved portrait of a family pet. An almost human-like countenance elevates this sculpture to a surreal level. Carved mid-century by union carpenter and amateur artist William Vincent Skrips in New Jersey.

Available at Anonymous Works.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Shanks, Shivs, Chibs, Chivs










Circa 1930's to 1960's prison shanks from a New York State prison.

Available here, here and here.

Parade Plane





Early 1900's vintage photo of a parade with an airplane designed bicycle. Stamped "Photo by Geo. E. Bates".

Available at Anonymous Works.