Quote and Credit

Quote and Credit


Vintage Folk Art Carving of an Unusually Shaped Man

Vintage Folk Art Carving of an Unusually Shaped Man.  Pressing the wall?  Doing a pushup?  

Folk Art wood Carving Original Paint circa 1950?  Collection Dull Tool Dim Bulb

Amazing Film of Kentucky Folk Art Carver L. E. Ashbrook

 L. E. Ashbrook of Lexington Kentucky was a folk art carver in the whittling tradition, but he took it to the extreme.  Mr. Ashbrook created a fantastic film of his figures and machines at work!  This is one of the finest documents of an artist at work...and play!  A large group of his carvings are currently listed on ebay for sale.  Most of his work was created in the 1930s or so, the film was digitized in 2009. WATCH on Youtube HERE.  Extraordinary!

19th Century Cast Iron Eagle Original Surface Folk Art Collection Jim Linderman

Antique Cast Iron Eagle 19th Century. Likely from Chicago area. I can not find another example of the form here. 33 pounds with a 22 inch wingspan.
Books by Jim Linderman available HERE

Early Gullah Sweetgrass Basket Low Country African-American Folk Art Material Culture

One of the most culturally rich areas of the country is the low coastal area of South Carolina, where descendants of slaves still retain a bit of their roots and skills. One tradition surviving is the sweetgrass baskets still being made by African-American craftpersons who sell their wares along the roads (and increasingly in Charleston shops and boutiques.) It is unusual to find an early sweetgrass basket these days, as collectors prize old examples to contrast with their newer pieces.  Note the wear and patina of the lid, the base and the inside of the basket.  This piece could date to the 1930's or earlier.  When found, the basket was filled with spools of thread, so it was used as a sewing basket.
Collection Jim Linderman

Young Donald Trump and Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III of Alabama Wall Off the World

Young Donald Trump and Jefferson Beauregard Sessions the Third of Alabama Wall Off the rest of the World
Original Snapshot collection Dull Tool Dim Bulb

Love During Wartime (Korean War Edition)

#4 in the Love During Wartime series is a hand drawn envelope cachet from a woman to her husband in the air force.  1954  2" x 2" ink on paper Collection Jim Linderman