Argentina Tintamarresque! Comic Foreground Vintage Photographs. You know the drill by now. The newest Book from House of Dull Tool Dim Bulb, and it is only $5.99 in Ebook form, and $21.95 in paperback. 66 pages of fun! Cutout novelty screens were invented by the same guy who first painted dogs playing poker. That astounding fact may just be enough for you to purchase this, the most curious of books, but I will throw in a few more encouragements. One, all the photographs included in the book predate 1930, and two, all are from Argentina. Cassius Marcellus Coolidge is credited with creating "comic foregrounds" which put a sitter behind a caricatured painting. Staple of carnivals, "just off the exit" rest stops and anywhere one wants to have fun looking stupid. Argentina Tintamarresque, as odd as it may seem, collects tons of them. Why? Why NOT?
Most are real photo postcards, but there are snapshots. Not only are the futuristic modes of transportation all wrong, the folks perched behind them seldom smile, as these are so old folks still thought you had to refrain from moving. In glorious South American sepia, each a little gem.
Argentina Tintamarresque is OUT OF PRINT! Current books available under the Dull Tool Dim Bulb imprint from Blurb are HERE