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Antique Folk Art Toy Carving Articulated Dancing Man




Antique Folk Art Toy Carving Articulated Dancing Man in original "radiator" silver paint.  13" tall.  
Collection Jim Linderman

Handmade Folk Art Book by Darlene Olds 1934 Child's Drawings







Handmade Folk Art Book by Darlene Olds 1934 Child's Drawings.  Crayon on manila paper signed and dated.  "Built" over the pages of a printed book 89 pages.
Collection Dull Tool Dim Bulb

Antique Folk Art Toy Bird Articulated 19th century Unusual Form?




A form of an early folk art toy I am not familiar with.  It has the look and feel of a squeak toy, but in this case the bird is wired to pick his head up...essentially a very early example of the "pecking chicken" toy.  Paper base is covered with a primitive printed wallpaper of the time.  Any help identifying would be great!  This was a manufactured object (while OLD) and likely other than embellishments, not one of a kind.
Antique Toy Bird with articulated movement, highly worn.  Early 19th Century
Collection Dull Tool Dim Bulb    

Antique Folk Art Cat Carving Sculpture Playing Card Suit Reminder.



Antique Folk Art Carving Sculpture Playing Card Suit Reminder.  Original paint with a subtle reminder that even while playing games, it is hard to escape the current political situation.
Collection Jim Linderman

The First Drive-In Church




When was the first drive-in church?  A silent video on You tube attempts to claim it was in 1950.  Watch the preacher make the rounds of parked autos with a collection plate.  The idea here certainly tied into the motion picture drive-in fad. Seeing the preacher go from car to car reminds me of another 1950s scene, the Roller skating hamburger servers. Car hops.  Truthfully, anyone would rather watch nubiles on skates than a church service, and I'll have fries with that.  That is, unless Jesus showed up in the lot, and I find no record of that happening.  

The real photo postcards here could be dated by automobile model, and even by the card stock used (AZO, generally popular around 1910)  I find no indication of location,  but this enterprising evangelist had the idea decades before this video

Pair of Real Photo Postcard RPPC images. c. 1910 - 1920 Collection Jim Linderman

Oklahoma Antique Folk Art Carving Totem


Snapshot circa 1930 of a folk art carved totem pole.  Reverse indicates the photo was developed at Kodak Finishing on Broadway in Oklahoma City.  Ed Galloway's famous Totem Park was some 100 miles from Oklahoma City in Foyil.  It is said he began his totem pole around 1937.  Could this have been another Oklahoma carver?  Or an earlier photograph of what became his environment? Like this picture, Galloway used fish and "goo-goo" eyeballs as well.
Folk Art snapshot collection Jim Linderman  (Link to In Situ: American Folk Art in Place)