Fat Man Walking (Literally, THE Fat Man Walking) Circus Snapshot 1958
Collection Jim Linderman
Justin McCarthy American Painter Nude Painting (detail) circa 1965 Collection Jim Linderman
Labels: Justin McCarthy
Man with Glasses and Top Hat Antique American Folk Art Carving Collection Jim Linderman
Shooting Gallery Carnival Sideshow Hand-Painted Sign Banner on canvas. Somewhat cryptic instructions. "Shoot off Hand?" Mid 20th Century collection Jim Linderman
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 Sailor whirligig and Whale weathervane, but the art-twirling Bear (second from left) never really took off. It's up to you if the crow on the right is real or not...cheap printing. Most of the crows around here won't let you get too close. (See his competitor below on the back cover of our new book)
Original Real Photo Postcard 1914 Collection Jim Linderman.
SEE ALSO THE BOOK AND EBOOK IN SITU : AMERICAN FOLK ART IN PLACE available for ordering from Blurb. com by Jim Linderman. 250 Pages of forgotten folk art environments, trade signs in place and more.
Antique Folk Art Drawing Woman with a Veil on Ledger Paper 1865 (Detail)
COLLECTION JIM LINDERMAN
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 Rugs and knick-knacks of wood likely made by her son. Folk Art of the rural South. RPPC dated 1941 Collection Jim Linderman
SEE ALSO THE BOOK AND EBOOK IN SITU: AMERICAN FOLK ART IN PLACE available from Blurb.com
African-American Folk Art Sculpture Yard Art in Georgia Hank Aaron Original Photographs by Jim Linderman
I am not disclosing the location of these beautiful cement folk art tributes in a yard in Georgia. As I recall, the artist has been written about some...but these photographs are over 20 years old and I do not know if the work still stands. Hank Aaron, an airplane, a bird. African-American Folk Art Sculpture created as environmental work tends to end up in others hands if it can be moved. I hope this work remains or has found a museum home by now.
African-American Folk Art Sculpture Yard Art in Georgia Hank Aaron Original Photographs by Jim Linderman circa 1990 - 1995.
SEE ALSO THE JIM LINDERMAN BOOK IN SITU: AMERICAN FOLK ART IN PLACE 250 pages! Vintage photographs of folk art sculpture, yard art, folk art environments and outsider art of the 19th and 20th century. AVAILABLE HERE in Paperback ($23.39) and EBOOK ($9.99)
A gimmick real photo postcard. UFO in the sky? I think a photo trick. Either that, or he's not going to be standing very much longer. Collection Jim Linderman
BOOKS AND AFFORDABLE INSTANT EBOOKS BY THE AUTHOR HERE
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 women and children. A series of cabinet card photographs circa 1910 of young vaudeville performers in burnt cork. These were essentially among the first "publicity photographs" and sold at the stage door following performances.
Original cabinet card photographs by Frank Wendt circa 1910 (Wendt was the understudy of Chas Eisenmann, famed circus freak photographer.)
Collection Jim Linderman