Search for a specific post in the news feed
11/20/2017 13:15:00 PM
Primitive Diving Helmet Handmade early 20th Century Folk Art. Michigan origin. Collection Jim Linderman
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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
10/16/2017 11:33:00 AM
GAWD I had a NIGHTMARE Original Painting 1913 collection Jim Lindermanhttp://dulltooldimbulb.com
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 ...
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 ...
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
10/04/2017 12:06:00 PM
Antique Folk Art Child's Needlecraft. Two pieces 1905. Dove and Christmas Message. Collection Jim Linderman
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
09/29/2017 10:18:00 AM
Antique American Folk Art Wood Carving Woman in Pink Sweater. Collection Jim Linderman
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
09/27/2017 08:24:00 AM
Old Folk Art Carving / Sculpture of a Baby. Anonymous, circa 1950? Collection Jim Linderman
09/20/2017 11:51:00 AM
Antique Folk Art Wax Figure of a Seated Woman. Collection Jim Linderman
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 ...
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
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 ...
08/10/2017 09:36:00 AM
Checkers in Prison Anonymous Watercolor Painting circa 1955 3" x 4"Collection Jim Linderman
08/05/2017 12:27:00 PM
Antique Folk Art Birds at Water Feeder Sculpture Yard Art Collection Jim Linderman
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
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 ...
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