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 ...
07/04/2017 11:45:00 AM
Watch your Fingers. Vintage Chinese Fireworks
06/16/2017 13:15:00 PM
Antique Folk Art Sculpture Man sliding into a Coffin. Depression era. Collection Jim Linderman
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
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
06/03/2017 12:09:00 PM
1949 set of Japanese Baseball Cards.
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 ...
05/20/2017 12:26:00 PM
Erotic Folk Art Carving / Sculpture Nudes with Dog c. 1920. Collection Jim Linderman
05/18/2017 08:48:00 AM
The Curio Gallery is Open for Business! Vernacular Photo of a Bizarre Gallery.
05/16/2017 12:52:00 PM
Gus Putahl folk art carving display.Real Photo Postcards collection Jim Linderman
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
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 ...
05/11/2017 12:01:00 PM
Original Press Photograph, no date. Collection Jim Linderman
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.
05/08/2017 07:55:00 AM
Original Photo collection Jim Linderman
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
05/05/2017 11:30:00 AM
25th Century Hunting Watercolor by J. Gallagher c. 1950 Science Fiction original paintingCollection Jim Linderman
05/04/2017 09:58:00 AM
Big Chair, Small Guitar, Sideshow Performer Real Photo Postcard courtesy Curley's antiques.
05/03/2017 10:29:00 AM
The Seven-Up Bottle House made of 1200 bottles. Undated Postcard collection Jim Linderman
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. ...
04/20/2017 11:27:00 AM
21" Tall Wood Cerving of a Nude Woman, likely unfinished. Circa 1950 Studio piece.Collection Jim Linderman
04/18/2017 08:50:00 AM
Original press photograph 1957 Collection Jim Linderman
04/16/2017 12:01:00 PM
Man in a Hurry Antique American Folk Art Carving circa 1940 Collection Jim Linderman
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
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 ...
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 ...
03/30/2017 12:19:00 PM
Miniature Drawing of an Undertaker's Invoice Calligraphy 1895 Collection Jim Linderman
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 ...
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 ...
03/18/2017 11:47:00 AM
Risky Risque Sequential Real Photo Postcards circa 1940
03/15/2017 11:59:00 AM
Cracker Jack Spacey Spectacles. Said to date around 1957. Collection Jim Linderman
03/14/2017 10:38:00 AM
Spring Longing. Mattress Swing Hammock South Carolina Circa 1992 Original Photograph by Jim Linderman
03/12/2017 14:42:00 PM
Machine age paper die cut stamp, both sides! Collection Jim LindermanCourtesy BOX LOT on Facebook.
03/11/2017 12:33:00 PM
Toy Walkie Talkie set made of Cardboard and String c. 1950 Collection Jim Linderman
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 ...
03/05/2017 11:49:00 AM
Various Press Photographs of HUGE Cameras 1924 to 1970. Collection Jim Linderman
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
02/19/2017 12:55:00 PM
Antique Folk Art Fish Noisemaker Toy. A clicker-clacker! BOOKS AND EBOOKS BY THE AUTHOR HERE
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
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 ...
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
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 ...
02/13/2017 14:27:00 PM
Antique Handmade Folk Art Valentines Collection Jim Linderman
02/12/2017 13:44:00 PM
Facing the Sun Family Portrait circa 1940 Michigan Collection Jim Linderman Books and Ebooks available HERE
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 ...
02/07/2017 11:39:00 AM
Anonymous color photographs from the 1950s. Anonymous as of now...found on ebayCollection 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 ...
02/06/2017 10:03:00 AM
Old Michigan Ice Fishing Decoy Folk Art Circa 1940? Likely Michigan origin. 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 ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
01/30/2017 11:53:00 AM
Mosho Knows....Strange portrait of a boy 1955
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
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 ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
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
01/21/2017 11:56:00 AM
B E RIDDICK Bizarre African-American Outsider Art of the 1970s.Marker on Flattened Shopping Bags. Virginia.
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
01/19/2017 10:24:00 AM
Woman with One Eye Oil Painting (detail) Collection Jim Linderman, with thanks to S. Higgins)
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, ...
11/20/2016 09:24:00 AM
Giving Thanks Folk Art Schoolgirl Drawing 1876Collection Jim Linderman
11/19/2016 08:56:00 AM
Adonis 1936 Original drawing by Wm. Fitzgerald
11/18/2016 09:56:00 AM
Shooting Gallery Carnival Sideshow Hand-Painted Sign Banner on canvas. Somewhat cryptic instructions. "Shoot off Hand?" Mid 20th Century collection Jim Linderman
11/17/2016 08:32:00 AM
Late 19th / Early 20th Century. You'll see that phrase often describing American folk art Sculpture. A real photo postcard dated 1914. Was this fellow in business 14 years earlier? Probably. This "Nantucket Merchant" has the standard ...
11/15/2016 10:24:00 AM
Antique Folk Art Drawing Woman with a Veil on Ledger Paper 1865 (Detail)COLLECTION JIM LINDERMAN
11/14/2016 11:08:00 AM
Old Folk Art Primitive Goose in Flight Whirligig. Abstracted Sculpture bird form. Circa 1950. Collection Jim Linderman
11/12/2016 17:10:00 PM
Adairsville, Georgia is about halfway between Atlanta, GA and Chattanooga, TN. Route 75 probably allows one to skirt the roadside craft folk one could have run into during the 1930s, but it looks like Mrs. J. A. Greene did all right. Hooked ...
11/10/2016 08:11:00 AM
MAN ITS COOL!
11/09/2016 11:12:00 AM
The Boss Leaves Early.
11/05/2016 13:02:00 PM
I am not disclosing the location of these beautiful cement folk art tributes in a yard in Georgia.
11/04/2016 11:19:00 AM
A gimmick real photo postcard.
11/04/2016 10:39:00 AM
Justin McCarthy Art Drawing of Wilt Chamberlain 1960 Collection Jim LindermanSee Also HERE
11/02/2016 09:48:00 AM
Primitive Mallet with Boot Heel Make-Do Repair. Turn of the century handmade tool original Barn red paint and rubber repairCollection Jim Linderman
11/01/2016 10:48:00 AM
There are numerous studies and photographs of blackface in the American theater, but it is a bit less common to see women…and I guess even more unusual to see young womena and children.
10/31/2016 13:08:00 PM
10/28/2016 10:19:00 AM
Large Sewer Tile Sewer Pipe Folk Art Gorilla Bank Early 20th Century 15".
10/24/2016 09:36:00 AM
Untitled (Young Woman) Drawing by "D. M. C." 1935 Collection Jim LindermanSee Also the new 200 page BOOK and EBOOK Eccentric Folk Art Drawings of the 19th and 20th Centuries
10/23/2016 09:14:00 AM
Training a High School Horse Vintage snapshot photographs.
10/21/2016 10:59:00 AM
Opal Stackhouse is an odd name for a business, but it turns out to be an antique shop. The store in Columbus, OH is run by Ashley Puckett and is named after her grandmother. Ashley has an uncanny sense for vintage design…and store is more ...
10/19/2016 14:21:00 PM
10/19/2016 09:07:00 AM
Several drain portions of a downspout have been combined to create a circle.Downspout Doughnut
10/18/2016 10:20:00 AM
Florence Brugger was a singer and obviously a performer with body control.
10/16/2016 10:37:00 AM
Antique Folk Art Wood Carvings of Jacob Light Millersburg, PA from a Real Photo Postcard circa 1925? Collection Jim Linderman.
10/13/2016 08:06:00 AM
Turn of the century folk art whirligig wind toy made of tin and wood.
10/12/2016 12:57:00 PM
Any information on the young artist Elizabeth Stohn of Newburgh, New York who was producing art from at least 1917 to 1922 or so would be much appreciated.
10/11/2016 12:42:00 PM
Glazed Ceramic / Clay Bust of a Woman No Date Found in Tennessee.
10/10/2016 16:23:00 PM
Apparently Ohio established a convict brick plant in 1914 or so.
10/09/2016 10:41:00 AM
Hit the Baby!