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Vintage Erotic Folk Art Carving Woman Hitchhiker It Happened One Night?



Vintage Erotic Folk Art Carving Woman Hitchhiker.  I date it to 1935...The Frank Capra film It Happened One Night came out in 1934 and startled the country...women had legs, or at least Claudette Colbert did... 

Folk Art carving circa 1935 Collection Jim Linderman

The Accidentals of Michigan on the Road



The talented Michigan group The Accidentals on the road.  You can help spread the joy by participating in their INDIEGOGO campaign  HERE

A Real Talking Folk Art Scarecrow Wired for Sound in 1931




A Real Talking Scarecrow  Wired for Sound in 1931!  Original Press Photograph and caption Collection Jim Linderman

Vintage Ventriloquist Vent Dummy (and one in the box) Original Snapshot collection Jim Linderman



Vintage Ventriloquist Vent Dummy (and one in the box)  Original Snapshot collection Jim Linderman The BOOK I'm with Dummy is available in Paperback and Ebook HERE

Antique American Folk Art Sculpture Carving Nude with Frog Erotic Folk Art






Antique American Folk Art Sculpture Carving Nude with Frog Erotic Folk Art with Gold surface.   Collection Jim Linderman

Man of Steel Superman Folk Art Wooden Cutout Figure 1941 Collection Jim Linderman



A Superman made out of scrap wood.  Titled in pencil, date on bottom of base.  Superman first showed up in Action Comics 1938, so this is an early piece predating plastic consumer market products by a long time. 

Man of Steel  Superman Folk Art Wooden Cutout Figure 1941 Collection Jim Linderman

The Greatest Small House Ever Built was built in 1940 by Dale.

I have a trendy "small house" of my own and I am glad to see the trend.  Spoiled Americans who think bigger is better end up with bigger bills to pay and bigger places to heat.  They also, to use another trendy expression "degrade" the environment.  I'm not suggesting we all live like this fellow, but this man cave is outstanding.  Caption reads "DALE AND THE PLAY HOUSE HE HAS MADE"  and the date 1940.  Imagine how proud his family was...and how happy Dale was to have his own place.  I hope his father made it home from the war and that he had a great life.

Original photograph Anonymous "Dale's Little House) 1940 collection Dull Tool Dim Bulb

Black History Month Antique African-American Folk Art Sculpture from the Jim Linderman Collection













Antique African-American Folk Art Sculpture from the Jim Linderman Collection.  Ranging from the 19th to early 20th Century, a group of examples showing how African-Americans were depicted by folk artists.  Some with care taken to be accurate (as limited by their artistic training) and others with a most racist tint.  Exaggerated and stereotypical renderings of African-Americans were the rule in popular culture, but with some of these figures attention was taken not to offend.  

19th and 20th Century Black Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings Collection Jim Linderman