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Frat House Freeze! Ice and Snow Sculpture from Maine 1939 Vernacular Photographs











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Ice and Snow Sculpture from Maine 1939 Vernacular Photographs. From the Facebook site BOX LOT.

Self-Taught Naive Memory Painter Emily Lunde Merry Christmas




Merry Christmas drawing samples from the hand of Emily Lunde.  Like Grandma Moses, I suppose, Emily Lunde was "self-taught" "naive" and a "primitive" but as far as marketing was concerned, maybe not so much. As you can see from these sketches (and samples) for her paintings...they were carbon copies the artist embellished with ink later.  These were done not long after the Museum of American Folk Art Encyclopedia of 20th Century Folk Art and Artists was published.  Perhaps that book brought her far more attention than she ever had, and she resorted to painting "Greatest Hits."

The drawings were mailed to a patron (not me) in 1991. At that time, she estimated having painted some 1,000 paintings.  She passed on in 2007, so there was likely time for plenty more.

Three hand drawn and "blueprint" drawings by Emily Lunde 1991
Collection Jim Linderman

Bill Alexander, African-American Illustrator 78 rpm Record Labels for Roy Milton






Bill Alexander went on to be an illustrator for Eerie magazine, but I have a penchant for his early work illustrating record labels for Jazz and Blues great Roy Milton in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
Bill Alexander Illustrated Record Labels for 78rpm recordings Collection Jim Linderman

Antique Folk Art Drawing Man with a Beard Georgia 1888 Drawn on Envelope


Antique Folk Art Drawing "Man with a Beard and Hat" Georgia"  Dated on reverse 1888 Drawn on an envelope.
Collection Jim Linderman
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42nd Street looking West 1949 from the book TIMES SQUARE SMUT



42nd Street looking West original snapshot 1949 from the book TIMES SQUARE SMUT
Collection Jim Linderman
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How to Draw Curves with a Straight Line Erotic Etched Drafting Triangle



How to Draw Curves with a Straight Line?  I guess use this large (18" tall) Triangle drafting tool.  Etched and Inked by hand!  Our draftsman had something on his mind other than work.  Maybe a new tattoo?

Hand-etched erotic Drawing / Drafting Triangle.  Collection Jim Linderman

Best Dogs Hand-Painted Turn of the Century Scrapbook with Canine Cut-Ups







Hand-Painted Turn of the Century Scrapbook with Canine Cut-Ups.  No Date, circa 1920, I believe collected and collaged by a young girl.  Collection Jim Linderman

Antique Folk Art Mermaid Carving Sculpture Maritime Sailor Made Folk Art







Antique Folk Art Mermaid Carving Sculpture.  Sailor Made Maritime Folk Art.  Late 19th, Early 20th century.  Driftwood.  
Collection Jim Linderman 
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Concrete African-American Man Flower Pot Decoration





Concrete African-American Man Flower Pot Decoration, made in a mold and painted by hand.  No date. 

Fat Man Walking (Literally, THE Fat Man Walking) Circus Snapshot



Fat Man Walking  (Literally, THE Fat Man Walking)  Circus Snapshot 1958 
Collection Jim Linderman


Justin McCarthy American Painter Nude Painting (detail)



Justin McCarthy American Painter Nude Painting (detail) circa 1965  Collection Jim Linderman

Adonis of 1936



Adonis 1936 Original drawing by Wm. Fitzgerald 

Shooting Gallery Carnival Sideshow Hand-Painted Sign Banner


Shooting Gallery Carnival Sideshow Hand-Painted Sign Banner on canvas.  Somewhat cryptic instructions.  "Shoot off Hand?"  Mid 20th Century collection Jim Linderman

Antique Nantucket Whirligig and Weathervane Late 19th Early 20th Century




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.
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Old Folk Art Primitive Goose in Flight Whirligig



Old Folk Art Primitive Goose in Flight Whirligig.  Abstracted Sculpture bird form.  Circa 1950.  Collection Jim Linderman

Antique Southern Hooked Rugs Folk Art from Georgia RPPC 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
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