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Primitive Diving Helmet Handmade early 20th Century Folk Art

11/20/2017 13:15:00 PM

Primitive Diving Helmet Handmade early 20th Century Folk Art.  Michigan origin.  Collection Jim Linderman

Nellie Bellmore Female Trapeze Artist 1895 Circus Cabinet Card Pair by Frank Wendt

11/08/2017 12:23:00 PM

Nellie Bellmore Female Trapeze Artist 1895 Circus Cabinet Card Pair by Frank Wendt.  Wendt was understudy to famed "circus freak" photographer Charles Eisenmann.  He took over the studio when Eisenmann moved on.Two Nellie Bellmore Frank Wendt ...

Putt Putt Traffic Cop Vintage snapshot 1955 Miniature Golf

11/07/2017 09:49:00 AM

Putt Putt Traffic Cop  Vintage snapshot dated on reverse 1955 Miniature Golf.Collection Jim Linderman / Dull Tool Dim Bulb

Here Comes TOKEY WEDGE !!! The Diminutive Hard-boiled Dick from Novel Books (Chicago) Vintage Sleaze Paperbacks

11/06/2017 09:30:00 AM

Here comes Tokey, buzzing out of the pages of pulp history from the back cover of TORRID TWINS, just one of the capers solved with his tiny fists and subtly implied detective dong  pounding. Tokey's secret weapon other than his quick wit was ...

Vintage Folk Art Tramp Art Miniature Dresser made of Matchsticks and Glitter

11/03/2017 11:31:00 AM

Vintage Folk Art Tramp Art Miniature Dresser made of Matchsticks and Glitter.  Circa 1960?Click and Scroll for free preview of books by the author of Dull Tool Dim Bulb.  Ebook versions instant downloads are less than $10, Paperback and hardcover ...

Antique Redware Folk Art Pottery Figure of a Lamb 19th century Pennsylvania ?

10/27/2017 12:56:00 PM

A redware glazed lamb, likely 19th century.  The piece has characteristics of Pennsylvania and Shenandoah Valley Virginia figural redware toys like those of Samuel Bell.  A large group of similar figures (and glaze) are found HERE.   Age ...

The Guys Back Home. WW2 era drawings by Lucy Moose c. 1940

10/24/2017 09:53:00 AM

Four drawings with watercolor by Lucy Moose (1921 - 2010)  Miss Moose was born August 28, 1921,in Charlotte, N.C. and passed away on October 7, 2010 in Atlanta, GA at the age of 89. She attended Queens College in Charlotte, N.C. and also ...

Colorama Crazy Ball Vintage Handpainted Carnival Sign Folk Art

10/23/2017 10:24:00 AM

Colorama Crazy Ball Vintage Hand-painted Carnival Sign Folk Art.  He started out bold with a giant C but ended up with a tiny A.  Collection Jim Linderman

Annual I'm not at the Outsider Art Fair 2017 post. Are Cartoonists Outsider Artists? Elizabeth Stohn and Fred Johnson

10/19/2017 14:03:00 PM

These drawings were done from 1918 to 1919 by Elizabeth Stohn.  Ms Stone was a child at the time, and was something of a "cross-category" artist.  Part Schoolgirl art, part naive, part trained (as she had just completed her "art school ...

African-American Folk Art Sculpture Joe Louis c. 1940 Sewer Tile Clay

10/17/2017 13:03:00 PM

Joe Louis, the Brown Bomber folk art sculpture made of clay. Joe was active in the late 1930's to the late 1940's.  Born in Alabama and moved to Detroit after being visited by a gang of the Klan. Let's not let that happen again.  Best known ...

GAWD I had an Art NIGHTMARE Original Painting 1913

10/16/2017 11:33:00 AM

GAWD I had a NIGHTMARE  Original Painting 1913 collection Jim Lindermanhttp://dulltooldimbulb.com

The BEST Valentines Homemade, Hand Drawn and BITTER

10/14/2017 10:21:00 AM

 Cutest little Valentine's Day Cards I have ever seen...and I met the artist!  The woman selling them told me she made them as a young schoolgirl after I bought 'em.  Makes these little bundles of bitter about 50 years old.  I am really ...

Dull Tool Dim Bulb is TEN Years old!

10/12/2017 12:09:00 PM

The site is ten years old.  There is no big whizbang shindig to celebrate, as I am working on a book.  There ARE a hundred or more people to thank. Lauren Leja, Natalie Curley and Shannon Regan in particular have contributed objects and ideas ...

Odd Fellows Ark of the Covenant Folk Art Needlework from a Banner

10/10/2017 12:03:00 PM

Odd Fellows Ark of the Covenant Folk Art Needlework fragment from a banner.No date.  Collection Jim Linderman

Antique Folk Art Child's Needlecraft Dove and Text

10/04/2017 12:06:00 PM

Antique Folk Art Child's Needlecraft.  Two pieces 1905.  Dove and Christmas Message.  Collection Jim Linderman

Art Car ! You can Come in Praying if this van is Swaying Jesus Freak Van

09/30/2017 09:38:00 AM

You can Come in Praying if this van is Swaying  Jesus Freak Van circa 1990 original photographs Jim Linderman

Antique American Folk Art Wood Carving Woman in Pink Sweater

09/29/2017 10:18:00 AM

Antique American Folk Art Wood Carving Woman in Pink Sweater.  Collection Jim Linderman

Justin McCarthy Blond Beauty Self-Taught American Folk Artist

09/28/2017 13:14:00 PM

Justin McCarthy "Blond Beauty" Self-Taught American Folk Artist Crayon mounted on wallpaper scraps c. 1920 (Illustrated in the catalog Justin McCarthy Allentown Art Museum 1985. Collection Jim Linderman

Old Folk Art Carving / Sculpture of a Baby

09/27/2017 08:24:00 AM

Old Folk Art Carving / Sculpture of a Baby.  Anonymous, circa 1950?  Collection Jim Linderman

Antique Folk Art Wax Figure of a Seated Woman

09/20/2017 11:51:00 AM

Antique Folk Art Wax Figure of a Seated Woman.  Collection Jim Linderman

Folk Art Environment Vernacular Architecture Photograph Anonymous

09/15/2017 10:57:00 AM

Folk Art Environment Vernacular Architecture Photograph Anonymous.  A grotto-like installation around living quarters.  No date.  Thanks to BOX LOT on Facebook.See also the 250 page book In Situ: American Folk Art in Place by Jim Linderm ...

Not Available on Trivago! Vintage Hotel Snapshot of Uncle Sam and his Cabins

08/15/2017 12:23:00 PM

No was to compare rates for this patriotic "no tell hotel" once operating somewhere in America.  Vintage anonymous snapshot, no date. Collection Jim Linderman  See also IN SITU-AMERICAN FOLK ART IN PLACE

Folk Art Figural Ice Sculpture in Minnesota 1937

08/11/2017 12:38:00 PM

An interesting folk art sculpture made from SNOW in St. Paul, Minnesota 1937.  The creation even shows a pair of folk art portraits on the wall!  Figural snow and ice sculpture have been staples of the St. Paul Winter Sports Carnival since ...

Checkers in Prison Anonymous Watercolor Painting

08/10/2017 09:36:00 AM

Checkers in Prison Anonymous Watercolor Painting circa 1955 3" x 4"Collection Jim Linderman

Antique Folk Art Birds at Water Feeder Sculpture Yard Art

08/05/2017 12:27:00 PM

Antique Folk Art Birds at Water Feeder Sculpture Yard Art Collection Jim Linderman

Large Folk Art Carving / Sculpture Articulated Man with Big Feet and Little Hands.

07/26/2017 08:22:00 AM

Large Folk Art Carving / Sculpture Articulated Man with Big Feet and Little Hands.  Nearly 22 inches tall.  Figure is wired to "walk" with twisted.  Circa 1940? Collection Jim Linderman

Make-Do Primitive Folk Art one drawer Stand / Desk in Original Paint Antique

07/22/2017 18:04:00 PM

A beautiful Antique Make-Do Primitive Folk Art one drawer Stand / Desk in Original Paint.  The wood came from a crate used to ship "Noiseless" matches, and the legs are wood branches.  With characteristics of a twig stand, but heightened by ...

Victor Joseph Gatto Nude Woman Oil Painting on Board American Outsider Artist

07/16/2017 09:40:00 AM

"Most of Gatto's paintings—scenes of everyday life in New York, exotic cultures, historical events, and tropical episodes —are packed with endless detail built up with many layers of minute brushstrokes. Gatto, a bachelor and a former ...

Watch your Fingers. Vintage Chinese Fireworks

07/04/2017 11:45:00 AM

Watch your Fingers.  Vintage Chinese Fireworks

Antique Folk Art Sculpture Man sliding into a Coffin

06/16/2017 13:15:00 PM

Antique Folk Art Sculpture Man sliding into a Coffin.  Depression era.  Collection Jim Linderman

How to Cook with Spirits Vernacular Photograph

06/15/2017 10:07:00 AM

How to Cook with Spirits Rotary Club Gaggle of Goblins1946  Books and Affordable Ebooks by the author of Dull Tool Dim Bulb HERE

Winner! Buffalo Bill Folk Art made from 4,000 inches of Crepe Paper !

06/09/2017 11:12:00 AM

First prize winner May Hauser poses with her folk art Buffalo Bill sculpture made from a coat hanger and 4,000 inches of twisted crepe paper.  Original Press Photograph 1946 Collection Jim Linderman

Art of the Japanese Baseball Card

06/03/2017 12:09:00 PM

1949 set of Japanese Baseball Cards.

Sugar Ray Robinson and the Great Boxers in Watercolor

05/24/2017 10:37:00 AM

Sugar Ray Robinson was good.  He entered professional boxing with an 85 - 0 record as an amateur.  Nearly half of those 85 fights ended with a knockout in the first round. Credit where due, I guess...is that he invented the posse.  The e ...

Erotic Folk Art Carving / Sculpture Nudes with Dog Antique c. 1920

05/20/2017 12:26:00 PM

Erotic Folk Art Carving / Sculpture Nudes with Dog c. 1920.  Collection Jim Linderman

The Curio Gallery is Open for Business! Vernacular Photo of a Bizarre Gallery Vernacular Architecture

05/18/2017 08:48:00 AM

The Curio Gallery is Open for Business!  Vernacular Photo of a Bizarre Gallery.

Gus Whittles and Shows his folk art carving miracles.

05/16/2017 12:52:00 PM

Gus Putahl folk art carving display.Real Photo Postcards collection Jim Linderman

Keychain Dummy Ventriloquist Head

05/13/2017 11:28:00 AM

Keychain Dummy Ventriloquist Head circa 1960?  Eyes move back and forth, Jaw opens to yap. Collection Jim Linderman

African American Hero of Sport Babs Wingo the Wrestler

05/11/2017 12:51:00 PM

The star here is Babs Wingo.  I am not sure if women wrestlers ever really took off, not being a fan of the sport today.  Mostly grown men in superhero costumes playing to an audience with limited education.  But I would have gone to see ...

Turntable Mix Master Opera Beats?

05/11/2017 12:01:00 PM

Original Press Photograph, no date.  Collection Jim Linderman

American Folk Art Construction in a Hardware Storefront Window RPPC

05/10/2017 11:02:00 AM

American Folk Art Construction in a Hardware Storefront Window which celebrates the local football team winning a big game.  Real Photo Postcard collection Jim Linderman.

Patriotism 1929

05/08/2017 07:55:00 AM

Original Photo collection Jim Linderman

Folk Art Toy Made by Hand Antique Road Construction Repair

05/07/2017 14:42:00 PM

Handmade Folk Art Road Construction Toys circa 1940.  Includes fence, barrels, numerous road signs and warnings along with red flags.  Collection Jim Linderman

25th Century Hunting Watercolor by J. Gallagher c. 1950 Science Fiction original painting

05/05/2017 11:30:00 AM

25th Century Hunting Watercolor by J. Gallagher c. 1950 Science Fiction original paintingCollection Jim Linderman

Big Chair, Small Guitar, Sideshow Performer Real Photo Postcard

05/04/2017 09:58:00 AM

Big Chair, Small Guitar, Sideshow Performer Real Photo Postcard courtesy Curley's antiques.

The Seven-Up Bottle House Folk Art Environment

05/03/2017 10:29:00 AM

The Seven-Up Bottle House made of 1200 bottles.  Undated Postcard collection Jim Linderman

Manipulated Hand Made Postcards 1910 Folk Art for the Guys Back at Work

05/02/2017 10:11:00 AM

Three hand-colored and handmade postcards mailed in sequence in 1910.  Newspaper comic panels of Happy Hooligan (or a Happy Hooliganish spin-off) affixed to a card, then personalized with color and written references to friends or co-workers.  ...

21" Tall Wood Cerving of a Nude Woman

04/20/2017 11:27:00 AM

21" Tall Wood Cerving of a Nude Woman, likely unfinished.  Circa 1950 Studio piece.Collection Jim Linderman

BAIT Vending Machine with Worms

04/18/2017 08:50:00 AM

Original press photograph 1957 Collection Jim Linderman

Man in a Hurry Antique American Folk Art Carving

04/16/2017 12:01:00 PM

Man in a Hurry  Antique American Folk Art Carving circa 1940 Collection Jim Linderman

The Bizarre Easter of Margaret Halpin

04/15/2017 10:30:00 AM

Drawing of Easter Egg decorating.  Margaret Halpin, New York, Circa 1950Collection Jim LindermanSee also the book Eccentric Folk Art Drawings of the 19th and 20th Centuries HERE

Cultural Detritus of Horror: Truck Stop Pornographic Eight Track Tapes

04/11/2017 10:23:00 AM

Imagine a guy hauling a double trailer-rig, jacked-up on speed with one hand on the wheel and one in his pants.  The CONCEPT is as bad as the vision...but here comes "Spanky" with a big load.  Pun reluctantly intended.  File these pornographic ...

Errol Flynn Amateur Watercolor before the Fall

04/04/2017 09:56:00 AM

A Tasmanian Devil smoking.  Errol Flynn was literally the "In like Flynn" guy and it is estimated he slept with 10,000 woman.  He drank "like Flynn" too and by the age of 40 was an alcoholic only offered roles playing an alcoholic, so he took ...

Miniature Drawing of an Undertaker's Invoice Calligraphy

03/30/2017 12:19:00 PM

Miniature Drawing of an Undertaker's Invoice Calligraphy 1895 Collection Jim Linderman

Fotofun The Two Forms of Fotofun! Regular, and Real Photo Postcard LAUGH YOUR HEAD OFF

03/23/2017 14:11:00 PM

One of my favorite finds is Fotofun!  There were two...one for regular snapshots and one which produced real photo postcards (of a sort)  Both are pretty scarce.  Those of you manipulating photographs might be surprised to know W. J. Glassmacher ...

Surfa-Tone Tex Products Mid-Century Modern Wall Slurry! Antique Color Chemical Soup for the Wall.

03/22/2017 12:24:00 PM

It's SURFA-TONE the Rubber Paint!  In the "antique color" series here, I generally tell a bit of company history, but a brief search is all it took to learn there are too many variations of the "Tex" name in companies.  This one was based ...

Risky Risque Sequential Real Photo Postcards

03/18/2017 11:47:00 AM

Risky Risque Sequential Real Photo Postcards circa 1940

Cracker Jack Spacey Spectacles from the 1950s

03/15/2017 11:59:00 AM

Cracker Jack Spacey Spectacles.  Said to date around 1957.  Collection Jim Linderman

Mattress Swing Hammock Spring Longing photo by Jim Linderman

03/14/2017 10:38:00 AM

Spring Longing.  Mattress Swing Hammock South Carolina Circa 1992 Original Photograph by Jim Linderman

Machine age paper die cut stamp

03/12/2017 14:42:00 PM

Machine age paper die cut stamp, both sides!  Collection Jim LindermanCourtesy BOX LOT on Facebook.

Toy Walkie Talkie set made of Cardboard and String c. 1950

03/11/2017 12:33:00 PM

Toy Walkie Talkie set made of Cardboard and String  c. 1950  Collection Jim Linderman

Schoolgirl Handmade Sewing Instruction Book Antique Vintage Old

03/08/2017 07:48:00 AM

I haven't quite figured out the date on this remarkable handmade sewing instruction book, but she received a 95.  What was the teacher looking for?  The cover alone is a 100.  You women out there could date the work inside by the fashions...there ...

The Dull Tool Dim Bulb collection of Bigass Cameras

03/05/2017 11:49:00 AM

Various Press Photographs of HUGE Cameras 1924 to 1970.  Collection Jim Linderman

Vintage Gem Duplicator Grainy Pinup Girls on Colored Paper

03/01/2017 10:02:00 AM

Likely created by a Gem duplicator which was sold out of St. Louis.  A crappy little machine no larger than a hankie box.  It was marketed as a way of "making your own postcards" in the 1940s, I believe.  These could have been run off on ...

Trio of Handmade Folk Art Marble Game Boards made by the same hand circa 1955

02/26/2017 12:01:00 PM

A trio of folk art game boards by the same hand.  Odd to see three like this together now… but they  collectively make up a "mid-century modern graphic" oddity for the wall.  Cabin decor class!   Circa 1955?  Each just over 16" x 16.A ...

Mysterious and Thrilling Atomic Energy Circus with Dancing Static Girl

02/25/2017 11:41:00 AM

Well, it's not really Atomic Energy which makes the little guys twirl, it's static.  Still, static seems to be a powerful force!  It's ripped the panties right from the paper-thin dancing woman!  Thrilling! "Mysterious"  Sorta like Fuki ...

Big Blly Cox and his Football Friends Art from the Sports Trades

02/23/2017 10:05:00 AM

Billy Cox and a few of his locker buds from 1950.  Source material for Billy, but the other two are, as yet (or as forever) anonymous.  If I liked football, I might take the time to ID them. Football, for all the gizmos and flying cameras ...

Sounds from the AIR new book by Jim Linderman Preview

02/22/2017 16:46:00 PM

Vintage photographs of mystery and science. In SOUNDS FROM THE AIR one will find pictures of the invisible. The presence of audible waves as captured by anonymous photographers. Mysterious and beautiful visions in sepia. The language of ...

Vintage Shoe Design by Lucien Guilbert Circa 1940 - 1950 original drawings Spring forward in Style!

02/22/2017 09:23:00 AM

Vintage SHOE FASHION ILLUSTRATION SKETCHES BY LUCIEN E GUILBERT. Prolific Shoe Designer of the 1940's and 1950's.  The designer worked out of St. Louis during the 1940s and 1950s. Monseuir Guilbert designed shoes for high-end stores including ...

Long lost childhood craft? Antique Folk Art paper cut colorful whatever!

02/21/2017 08:53:00 AM

Folk Art paper cutting colorful whatever!  I don't know a name for the technique.  Paper cutting for sure, as the top portion was folded and cut...then glued atop a second piece of paper which seems to have been painted first.  Paper stained ...

Woman with Trombone Folk Art Carving Anonymous

02/20/2017 18:32:00 PM

Woman with Trombone Folk Art Carving highly reminiscent of the pieces carved by Earl Eyman.  Just over 6 inches tall.  No Date.Collection Jim Linderman

Mexican VEA Magazine for Pinups 1950s. Rare South of the Border Pulp Magazine.

02/19/2017 20:18:00 PM

BY JIM LINDERMAN  Can anyone make a blog post which isn't political these days?  To think a day would come (again…) when showing the Mexican people are just like us is necessary?  Look. They had pin-ups just like we did!  I am not surprised ...

Antique Folk Art Fish Noisemaker Toy

02/19/2017 12:55:00 PM

Antique Folk Art Fish Noisemaker Toy.  A clicker-clacker!  BOOKS AND EBOOKS BY THE AUTHOR HERE

The Birth of Rock and Roll Original Vintage Photograph

02/18/2017 11:16:00 AM

Original vintage photograph collection Jim Linderman From the Dust to Digital Book The Birth of Rock and Roll Available from the publishers HERE

Sounds from the AIR! The New Vintage Photography Book by Jim Linderman Available NOW

02/18/2017 10:59:00 AM

Vintage photographs of mystery, sound and science. In SOUNDS FROM THE AIR one will find pictures of the invisible. The presence of audible waves as captured by anonymous photographers. Mysterious and beautiful visions in sepia. The language ...

Erotic Folk Art Nude Reclining Woman Relief Carved Sculpture

02/17/2017 10:09:00 AM

Erotic Folk Art Nude Reclining Woman Relief Carved Sculpture11" x 21" Collection Jim Linderman  Books and Ebooks by Jim Linderman & Dull Tool Dim Bulb available HERE

SOUNDS FROM THE AIR! New Book by Jim Linderman available from Blurb.

02/15/2017 17:05:00 PM

The NEW Book by Jim Linderman is SOUNDS FROM THE AIR!  It explores the power of vintage photographs to show that which is not there!  Visions of sound waves and the magic of radio is told in 78 pages of anonymous photographs.  The language ...

Antique Handmade Folk Art Valentines

02/13/2017 14:27:00 PM

Antique Handmade Folk Art Valentines Collection Jim Linderman

Facing the Sun Family Portrait circa 1940 Michigan Vintage Snapshot

02/12/2017 13:44:00 PM

Facing the Sun  Family Portrait circa 1940 Michigan Collection Jim Linderman   Books and Ebooks available HERE

Drilling Down in a Vintage Photograph. Stories inside a Photo

02/10/2017 10:56:00 AM

 Drilling Down in a Vintage Photograph.  Stories inside a Photo.  Flynn's has The Evening Graphic, the Dispatch, the Tribune, The Observer, the World, the Telegram and the Sun.  Take your pic!  Plus Baseball Magazine for the fellas and ...

Black Beauty Anonymous African-American slide photographs from West Coast

02/07/2017 11:39:00 AM

Anonymous color photographs from the 1950s.  Anonymous as of now...found on ebayCollection Jim Linderman

Elvis : The Last Tour The Last photos and Why the King NEVER performed outside the US Original Photos Collection Jim Linderman

02/07/2017 10:11:00 AM

 Elvis : The Last Tour The last photos and Why the King NEVER performed outside the US.The king is not looking too well here. A group of never published photographs found in Michigan. Indeed Elvis played Michigan several times during his end ...

Old Michigan Handmade Ice Fishing Decoy Folk Art

02/06/2017 10:03:00 AM

Old Michigan Ice Fishing Decoy Folk Art Circa 1940? Likely Michigan origin.  Collection Jim Linderman

Large Antique Church Revival Banner Folk Art Teaching Tool Circa 1925 Collection Jim Linderman

02/05/2017 09:28:00 AM

Large Antique Church Revival Banner Folk Art Teaching Tool 125 x 53.  Yes, that is a doorknob lower left.  Circa 1925, Midwest.  I will research a bit and post on the sister blog old time religion with detail photos.Books on Folk Art by the ...

Outsider Art African American Yard Show Sculpture Alabama c. 1990 Photographs by Jim Linderman Television in the Driveway

02/04/2017 13:59:00 PM

Outsider Art African American Yard Show Sculpture Alabama c. 1990 Photographs by Jim Linderman Television in the Driveway high atop a pole.  See also the BOOK and EBOOK by Jim Linderman In-Situ: American Folk and Outsider Art in Place available ...

Fifteen Reasons The Second Coming is Near Frederick Childe Revelation Chart Teaching Tool 1927

02/02/2017 11:43:00 AM

Prophecies of Daniel and revelation compared: Being an outline of chart lectures given by Frederick W. Childe 1927.  Chart Insert Collection Jim Linderman

Vintage Photograph Navajo Rug Seller and Rough n' Tough Tenderfoot

02/01/2017 11:45:00 AM

Navajo rug seller shows his wares to what I can only suspect is a tenderfoot. I have written the story of the "Drugstore Cowboy" before on his blog...I am going to guess Jasper here traveled from out east to see the desert, and I am going to ...

Erotic Folk / Outsider Art by Asa "ACE" Moore circa 1935 Early Visions of Black Sexuality

01/31/2017 12:30:00 PM

Asa "Ace" Moore African-American outsider artist who created erotic and sexual works in ink and pencil during the 1930s. Certainly in private. Personal visions of his own, and produced during a time when even African-American's questioned their ...

Mosho Knows....Strange portrait of a boy 1955

01/30/2017 11:53:00 AM

Mosho Knows....Strange portrait of a boy 1955

FLASH GORDON GROWS A BEARD and Drawing Outside the Line

01/28/2017 16:18:00 PM

FLASH GORDON GROWS A BEARD and Drawing Outside the Line.  Original period crayon embellishment to Flash Gordon coloring book 1968 Collection Jim Linderman

Miniature Clay Hat Celebrating William McKinley inauguration

01/27/2017 10:00:00 AM

A Miniature Clay Hat Celebrating the William McKinley Presidential inauguration in 1897.  Stamped around is the inscription, appropriately, "Mckinley's Hat" and with the remnants of a red ribbon. Guess what!  Amazingly, there is a FILM of ...

A Bizarre Minstrel Show in Indiana. Cross-dressing Hoosier State Wing-Ding!

01/25/2017 13:48:00 PM

Maybe the Indianapolis, Indiana Photography Studio "National Studio" doesn't seem to appear on the "We Do History" website of the Indiana Historical Society because the photographer was inept?  FOCUS!  A circa 1935 photo stamped on the reverse ...

Hypergraphia

01/24/2017 12:15:00 PM

Hypergraphia is a disorder in which a compulsive need to write text takes over a person.  It appears this fellow has filled a cart with his writings, and is on his way to deliver them to Rome.Collection Jim Linderman

Large Group of 19th Century Folk Art Drawings found in a scrapbook collection Jim Linderman

01/21/2017 16:31:00 PM

Large Group of 19th Century Folk Art Drawings discovered underneath clippings in a scrapbook (!) Each original is 11" x 13"  collection Jim LindermanSee ALSO the book Eccentric Folk Art Drawings of the 19th and 20th Centuries available for ...

Folk Art Nude Woman of Clay

01/21/2017 13:29:00 PM

Folk Art Nude Woman of Clay (or putty or chewing gum!) sealed with gold paint.  Unfired and built on a wooden base by M. Ghertz.  Circa 1940? Collection Jim Linderman

B E RIDDICK Bizarre African-American Outsider Art of the 1970s

01/21/2017 11:56:00 AM

B E RIDDICK Bizarre African-American Outsider Art of the 1970s.Marker on Flattened Shopping Bags.  Virginia.

Outsider Art Fair 2017 Bonus Post Alabama Early 1990's

01/20/2017 18:39:00 PM

Outsider Art Fair 2017 Bonus Post Vernon, Alabama Early 1990's  Photographs by Jim Linderman Free preview and purchas the book IN SITU: American Folk Art in Place by the author HERE

Woman with One Eye Oil Painting

01/19/2017 10:24:00 AM

Woman with One Eye Oil Painting (detail) Collection Jim Linderman, with thanks to S. Higgins)

Annual Outsider Art Fair Post 2017. Hawkins Bolden Garden of African-American Outsider Art Sculpture

01/17/2017 09:17:00 AM

Mr. Bolden's make-do scarecrows have attracted attention from collectors (and some scholars) for many years now…but you don't really need a scarecrow unless you have a garden. If you ever wondered what a blind man's garden might look like, ...

Giving Thanks Folk Art Drawing 19th Century

11/20/2016 09:24:00 AM

Giving Thanks Folk Art Schoolgirl Drawing 1876Collection Jim Linderman