A pair of large, hand carved Turkey Vultures! Aieeee! Also known as Turkey Buzzard, John Crow or Carrion Crow. These wooden figures (in original paint) were possibly used as decoys to scare away vermin? I have no idea, but they certainly seem appropriate for the season.
"Turkey Vultures are accustomed to living near humans and snacking off of our leavings. You will often see them in farm fields or hanging out next to the road. However, they are not likely to be in your backyard unless something has died…" Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Pair of wooden turkey vultures, circa 1940 Collection Jim Linderman
The visually acuity team here at Dull Tool Dim Bulb finds proof the 1950s comics were as bad as Kefauver and his confederates thought. Veronica is BETTIE. Page, to be exact. Here Dan DeCarlo (of Archie Fame) bases a gag drawing on America's favorite fetish model! The Bettie page photo is from a stereoslide of the model which circulated in the late 1950s. DeCarlo reportedly first freelanced for Archie Comics in the late 1950s. Betty and Veronica were created before DeCarlo took over the drawing duties, but certainly he was looking at some smut during his off hours.
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The John Spicer company, a factory actually, was located in Brooklyn. It started in 1888, and this catalog dates to around 1915, I believe. The Halloween "body dresses" were made of worsted wool.
John Spicer catalog circa 1915 Collection Jim Linderman
See also the books below by Jim Linderman
ECCENTRIC FOLK ART DRAWINGS OF THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES
THE BIRTH OF ROCK AND ROLL
Witch with Pumpkin original watercolor dated 1911 Collection Jim Linderman
(See also the new book ECCENTRIC FOLK ART DRAWINGS:Obscure drawings of the 19th and 20th centuries)
SAMPLE PAGES FROM THE NEW BOOK ECCENTRIC FOLK ART DRAWINGS OF THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES FROM THE JIM LINDERMAN COLLECTION Available NOW from Blurb.com
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Antique Scarecrow Photographic Essay Ephemeral Folk Art Sculpture at the Farm Collection Jim Linderman
Antique Scarecrow Photographic Essay Ephemeral Folk Art Figures at the Farm Collection Jim Linderman 19th and early 20 Century snapshots of working dummys! USE WITH PERMISSION ONLY. See also the new book THE BIRTH OF ROCK AND ROLL for a photograph collection and music book unlike any you have seen.
A young boy draws America's game in 1932. Cubs and Yanks appear on the scoreboard. The two teams played each other in the World Series in 1932 and 1938, but I am calling this undated drawing 1932 because it was the series Babe Ruth called his home run. Maybe he did it for the boy who drew this at home listening on the radio.
Vintage Sleaze the Blog comes and goes without warning. It is currently on hiatus, but this couldn't wait. Original watercolor circa 1940 and reverse Will You Sleep with me Jac? Please? Collection Jim Linderman Stay tuned to Dull Tool Dim Bulb the Blog for upcoming projects. Thanks. Also of interest, The Birth of Rock and Roll is available from Amazon HERE and Dust to Digital HERE.
A beautiful salesman sample book with twenty hooked rug designs, each hand-painted in miniature by a Massachusetts woman by the name of J. A. Harlow. Not only are the samples beautiful and creative, they are rendered here in remarkable detail. Note prices! One of my favorite book titles is Anonymous was a Woman which detailed the extraordinary "women's work" created by artists who never signed their needlepoint, quilts, rugs and such. In this case, there is a name. The paintings are so beautiful, each could stand alone as a piece of wall art. The salesman sample book also has numerous descriptions, instructions to order, and not surprisingly a note to return the book in good condition! "Please be careful of it" reads one. I will.
J. A. Harlow's Homemade Salesman Sample of Hooked Rugs Collection Jim Linderman