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RAG PICTURE How to Make a Rag Picture












The Rag Picture is a forgotten art. The Balda company, located in beautiful Oshkosh Wisconsin, started selling instructions back in 1928 I believe, but the history is incomplete. Balda sold to magicians, preachers,vaudeville performers and anyone who could develop a convincing patter to go along with their show. They not only sold the backing and the easel, they sold the RAGS. Impressive? Just wait! Dim the lights. Balda also sold BLACK LIGHTS so the speaker could finish with a trippy flourish!

Balda is a history aching to be told, but I'm going to take a nap instead.

Balda Advertisement circa 1967 and catalog images circa 1936?


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A Delicate Balance Curt carries a Chair RPPC collection Jim Linderman



Curt "No Last Name" and "A Member of Our Group" balances a chair.


Real Photo Postcard circa 1920 Collection Jim Linderman

Slide Guitar Like Daddy Real Photo Postcard circa 1926 Collection Jim Linderman


A beauty. Original Real Photo Postcard circa 1926, Azosquare back produced to the 1930s

Father and Son with Slide Guitars collection Jim Linderman



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The Art of Theosophy and Fruity Pebbles Thought Form Paintings of Varley, Prince and Macfarlane


SUDDEN FRIGHT

ANGRY JEALOUSY

ON THE FIRST NIGHT


SUSTAINED ANGER

VAGUE INTELLECTUAL PLEASURE

PEACE AND PROTECTION

I haven't had my coffee yet, so I'm not going to explain Theosophy, a big bag of astral matter and vibrating shenanigans mixed up with strange science and fruity pebbles...but the pictures are wonderful.

Read the foundation (shaky) HERE.

Pictures from THOUGHT FORMS BY ANNIE BESANT AND C.W. LEADBEATER HERE
(Collect them all)

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Loneliness of the Chain Saw Carver


Lowliest of art forms, the Chain Saw Carver. Craft? Hobby? Tourist art? Folk Art? Akin to Ice Sculptors and Sand Castle Builders. Can a work of fine art be made with a chain saw?
Ask Tobe Hooper.

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Charlie touches up ascot before MTV Dance Routine


Charlie rehearses Lines with Vocal Coach

Charlie meets "the girls" before big number

Charlie instructs go-fer and lawyer

Charlie checks Auto-Tune software

After long day, Charlie get's lucky with starlet

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ABC Orchards Invents the Product Label RPPC of early Branded Produce





We routinely peel branding stickers off our fruit before eating it. Even chicken eggs are gently machine-stamped now, and individual products have had trackable chips packed with them for years. I suppose Gillette could now tell you which landfill contains the most cast off packaging from their razors. The QR box, the latest "sign of the beast" is already becoming as familiar as bar codes of the distant past.

There was a day when advertising was done by handwritten signs, and if the producer was feeling especially extravagant, a real photo post card. ABC should have put a patent on this idea instead of just a label on their apples.


ABC Orchards "The Home of the Lettered Apple" Advertising Real Photo Postcard circa 1925 Collection Jim Linderman

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A Devil of Questionable Gender RPPC


I'm not quite sure if this is a devil girl or a devil boy.


Real Photo Postcard collection Jim Linderman

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So big they had to hire several models just to pull Barney's giant knob!

Unfortunately, I am going to guess it pays exactly the same odds as the little guys, which is regulated by law, which means over time you will leave with about 8.5 cents in your jeans for every dime you play. Or these days, with your plastic "magic bonus super-winner jackpot" card purchased at the door.

Sports Tattoos Lick 'em and Stick 'em Tattoo Flash













Needle Free!

Sheet of Vintage Tattoos circa 1940 Collection Jim Linderman

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Stump Dancing I know how to spell STUMP DANCING Dammit


Stupid Google. No, I am NOT looking for Stomp the musical. I know how to type. I'm doing a post on STUMP dancing. Just because a few million hand held smartphones are a pain in the butt to type on, does that mean I have to clear your stupid computerized "solutions" for me? And by the way, I'm not looking for "Jimmy Johns" either, I HATE their food. I'm searching MYSELF, you idiots.


STUMP dancing postcard 1904 Collection Jim (NOT JIMMY JOHN'S) Linderman

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Promotional Comics Propaganda Pulp for the Long Haul STFU












There are several reasons for promotional comics. Some obvious, some not so. Most obvious is brainwashing of young minds. Studies show the nefarious concept of "branding" starts at a shockingly young age, and once hooked the fish is in the boat. A four-year old McDonald's fan has a good chance of being a fifty-year old McDonald's fan if blood clots and high cholesterol don't interfere.

Other uses are to sway young opinion. Nuclear power is fun and safe, Levi's are the only real rough and tough cowboy jeans, Remington BB-Guns let you kill small animals just like Dad kills big ones. but "B-B SAFE"

Also prominent is what I call the "STFU" factor. That's right, they are able to keep kids quiet on long trips. Hence crappy things like "Special Agent" above, a story which will keep junior occupied for that long rail haul through Texas (while he reads exciting tales of railroad cops tossing hobos off trains) The most common are probably Big-Boy, which are seemingly even more common than a pack of antacids on a trip across Route 66.

Shoe companies also seemed to be big users of promotional comics. I really don't know why, but there are tons of them. Crapass "Blue Bird Comics" put out this transparent rip-off of Caspar the
Friendly Ghost they called Timmy the Timid Ghost. The funniest is certainly the fake "Archie" here for Taste-Freez...My God, could the blatant theft be any more apparent?. A fake Archie, a fake Reggie, a fake Bettie and a fake Jalopy! Plus a fake "extra guy" poorly rendered who probably gets killed off early in the story. Are these colorful propaganda pulps worth anything?

Nope, and they never were.


Except for THIS one. COOL!

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