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At the Circus. Vintage photographs of Circus Performers and Trainers from the Jim Linderman Collection

Most of these antique circus photographs have appeared on the Dull Tool Dim Bulb blog before, each with a story and some documentation. This post is just to look. Various 19th and 20th century circus photographs Collection Jim Linderman

Antique American Folk Art Drawing Woman with Umbrella Anonymous late 19th Century Collection Jim Linderman

Courtesy the wonderful online shop CRITICAL EYE FINDS The site has beautiful and unique Items of interest to anyone who enjoys this blog! Folks are always asking where I find things? Critical Eye Finds is now one! Nice items, great photos and a transparent,fascinating pricing strategy. The inventory is selected by Kate Hackman, who has a strong fine art background. MUCH recommended! Antique American Folk Art Drawing Woman with Umbrella Anonymous late 19th Century Collection Jim Linderman CRITICAL EYE FINDS is HERE

Arthur S. Mole The Nine O'Clock Hour of Prayer or the Living Clock Hour of Prayer Mass Panorama 1915 RPPC Collection Jim Linderman

The Living Clock is a lesser known "mass panorama" photograph staged and photographed by Alfred S. Mole in 1915. This real photo postcard was mailed from Zion, Illinois the same year. I don't offhand find much about the piece, but Zion was a religious hotbed in the early 20th Century. Real Photo Postcard The Nine O'Clock Hour of Prayer or the Living Clock Hour of Prayer collection Jim Linderman Books and Ebooks by Jim Linderman are available HERE at Blurb.com. Scroll to see five books available.

Folk Art Handmade Postcard Teddy the Bear dated 1908

Folk Art Handmade Postcard Teddy the Bear dated 1908 Felt with cut paper letters and a hand painted applique. Collection Jim Linderman

Meet the Beatles Amateur Fan Drawings

Group of four (of course) amateur drawings of the Beatles. Anonymous. dated 1968. Collection Dull Tool Dim Bulb

Outsider Art from The Seaside Psychiatric Hospital in Waterford Ct circa 1950-1970

Tempura or watercolor paintings on paper said to have been produced by a patient at the now abandoned Seaside psychiatric hospital in Waterford, Ct. I don't know about that, but they are very interesting. Group of paintings by F. Jennings circa 1950 - 1970. Collection Jim Linderman

Shopping for Pueblo Pottery Roadside Vendor Original Photograph c. 1930 collection Jim Linderman

A pair of travelers stop to shop for early 20th Century Pueblo Pottery of unknown tribal affiliation. The enlarged photo might allow someone to identify the pots for sale. Original Photograph collection Jim Linderman

A curious Folk Art Watercolor Painting c. 1900 Collection Jim Linderman

A curious Folk Art Watercolor Painting c. 1900, likely from Pennsylvania. On scrap paperfound in a scrap book. Anonymous. Collection Jim Linderman

Young girl in a foreboding Background Foreground Backdrop vintage photograph

Quite a photo setting...a wonderful photograph sent here for my birthday from a collector who has a better eye then I! It looks scary, but she's not alone. There are three other photos showing Mom, Dad and all three together. Vintage snapshot, no date. Collection Dull Tool Dim Bulb

African-American Yard Show Outsider Art Folk Art Environment Assemblage Art Alabama c. 1993

Original photographs of a previously undocumented African-American Yard Show taken in the early 1990's by Mary Klein and Jim Linderman. The gentleman who built the environment, which was nearly as tall as his garage, is today unknown. Somewhere in Alabama, lost in the past. Dull Tool Dim Bulb the Blog.

Popular Culture Perceptions of the ARTIST Studio tour of Vintage Sleaze Paperbacks with Depictions of an Artist

Over the years while collecting obscure Vintage Sleaze paperbacks for a project, I accumulated a whole pallette of cruddy books based on the public perception of the passionate pleasures available to painters. Here are a few from the 1950s and 1960s...Share them all with your artist friends! See available books and affordable ebooks by Jim Linderman on BLURB.COM

Antique American Folk Art Drawing 19th Century "Meeting of the Old Man and his Grandson" collection Jim Linderman

Antique American Folk Art Drawing 19th Century "Meeting of the Old Man and his Grandson" Anonymous Collection Jim Linderman

Homemade Science Fiction Pulp Magazine Cover Drawn by Hand 1938 Collection Jim Linderman

This Science Fiction Pulp Magazine from before World War Two has been saved from destruction with a handmade cover! I am not sure how high the "pass-around" rate was for these rags, but this one has had life extended with the repair. Featuring an Edgar Rice Burroughs story titled "Synthetic Man of Mars" from 1938, it is the artistic vision of the humble home artist which interests me. He created a hand-written spine as well. Hand Drawn Science Fiction pulp magazine cover,created sometime after 1938. Collection Jim Linderman Dull Tool Dim Bulb.

19th Century Child's Handmade Paper Weaving Froebel Kindergarten Work

19th Century Child's Handmade Paper Weaving. Froebel Kindergarten. From a handmade book of similar work. The simple (yet sophisticated!) training techniques of Frederich Froebel continue to set a high bar for children's art education. 19th Century Child's Handmade Paper Weaving. Collection Jim Linderman