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Outsider Art Journalism from Home! Douglas Levicki Amateur Homedrawn Newspaper from England

One of Douglas Levicki's handmade newspapers "The Enterprise Magazine" published (in his mind) in 1935. The reporter produced numerous issues in the 1930s, if only for an audience of his family. He covered British radio stars, reported on the latest neighborhood gossip and provided lots of puzzles and gags. It is unlikely any were printed for distribution, but the obsessive work stands today as a beacon of the free press...and no trash like Murdoch's tabloid junk! Select pages from The Enterprise homemade newspaper. C. 1935. Collection Jim Linderman

Antique carved folk art stone

An antique folk art stone handcarved with incised initials. Collection Jim Linderman / Dull Tool Dim Bulb

Naive Outsider Art of Moses Baker

Naive Outsider Art of Moses Baker. 1974-1975. No further information on the artist. Collection Jim Linderman / Dull Tool Dim Bulb

Tintograph Stencil Children's Art Kit c. 1915

Several of these lovely 19th century stencil kits for children have been refound and posted over the years, but this one appears to be missing in action. Turned up by Natalie Curley Antiques.

19th Century Folk Art Ledger with Drawings from Students in a One Room School

Drawings dated 1894 from a one room school in King's Corner, Ohio. Doesn't seem to be much of a town there anymore. Note one drawing was created using a "pin-prick" technique. Collection Jim Linderman / Dull Tool Dim Bulb

Untitled Cement Sculpture (Man looking Left) circa 1950 Collection Jim Linderman



Untitled Cement Sculpture (Man looking Left)  circa 1950 15" tall. Collection Jim Linderman

Giant Tin Sardine Can Submarine Explores Lake Michigan Waters Folk Art Fish Sculpture



Well, a giant homemade fish submarine!  "Lake Crossing in Sardine Can" reads the caption.  I'm not sure the date.  The fish is just over ten feet long.  The maker Barney Connett prepares for launch.

Original A.P. Wirephoto circa 1950?

Rasmus Petersen



Rasmus Petersen stands by his rock garden Statue of Liberty with an odd plaque reading "Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think" for some reason. 

Antique Articulated Figure Folk Art Dancing Man



Antique Articulated Figure Folk Art Dancing Man c. 1920 Collection Jim Linderman

Folk Art Foot Ephemera



The small art of the mailed foot.  Two of these anyway.  The smallest is actually a Lady's Calling Card.  Late 19th / Early 20th Century.  Collection Jim Linderman

Apocalyptic Worship of the Antichrist Photograph of an Unknown Painting







Apocalyptic Worship of the Antichrist Photograph of an Unknown Painting.  This is an original photograph circa 1920 (?) of a work I haven't identified.  We'll have to rely on the frightening notes from the reverse.  Tribulation Worship of the Antichrist, Rider of the white horse also dark horse of the famine, gray horse of Death, the lambs book of life.  Is your name written there? 

Original photograph, no date collection Jim Linderman

Pin Up Vending Machine Smut Ring Smashed! Meet the Press 1959



Chicago citizens will sleep better knowing the pin-up peep shows have been unplugged by Chief Investigator Paul Newey. Since there was no other crime in Chicago on this day in 1959, Chief Paul invited the press over to see his collection of confiscated coin-op smut. Paul's pursuit of the peep shows was crime-bustin' action of the highest order.

Original Press Photograph (8" x 13") with original corresponding published headline. Unknown Chicago Paper 1959 Collection Jim Linderman

Folk Art Emoji : Astonished Man



Folk Art Emoji.  Wood carving with brad eyes.  
Collection Jim Linderman

How to have a Office Romance on Zoom



How to have a Office Romance on Zoom.  "Eye Flirtations" from All About Girls: Joke Pictures, Stories (no date) circa 1920. 

Antique American Folk Art Drawings by Mantie L. Throckmorton 1925




Two drawings by one Mantie L. Throckmorton 1925. Oil Derrick and a Bicycle which would be pretty hard to build...but what a beauty.  From a large sketchbook started around the same time the artist began taking lessons.  Collection Dull Tool Dim Bulb

Lake Tamarack Jigsaw Heaven Folk Art



Anonymous snapshot of Jigsaw yard art, New Jersey.  No Date (circa 1950?) 
Collection Jim Linderman

Primitive "Sailor" Whirligig Folk Art


Primitive "Sailor" Whirligig Folk Art with replaced paddles? Circa 1950.
Collection Jim Linderman

United States Map of Buttons





Buttons and Buttons.  I took a break to appreciate this PRE-Coronavirus map of the United States. Postcard from the Lightner Museum of Buttons along with two "isolated" button kid composites.  Circa 1950.

Thanks to Boxlot on Facebook.

Folk Art Foot Fetish ? Bizarre Carving of a Foot.


Wooden foot carving circa 1960, slightly larger than life size. Needless to say?  Odd.
Collection Dull Tool Dim Bulb

Vernacular Photographs: Let Us Entertain You






Vernacular Photographs: Let Us Entertain You.  A few forgotten performers.  Original photographs collection Jim Linderman

Risque Party Brief Panties from Pennsylvania



A small cure for the winter blues...Risque party pants from Pennsylvania! There was at least one other similar example with jokes about Pensacola.  Circa 1950 Collection Dull Tool Dim Bulb

Early 20th Century Handmade Puppet Folk art Collection Jim Linderman



Early 20th Century Handmade Puppet Collection Jim Linderman.  Paper mache with printed flour sack clothes.

Love During Wartime Risque Matchbooks of World War Two







Risque set of graphic Matchbook Covers circa 1940 - 1945.  Somewhat primitive renderings of "what the boys are fighting for" pinup propaganda.  Several manufacturers produced them, and they were dispensed as give-a-ways in places men gather.  Collection Jim Linderman.
Love During Wartime is a continuing series on Dull Tool Dim Bulb