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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.
 SEE ALSO THE BOOK AND EBOOK IN SITU : AMERICAN FOLK ART IN PLACE available for ordering from Blurb. com by Jim Linderman.  250 Pages of forgotten folk art environments, trade signs in place and more. 

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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Hong Kong Beatniks



MAN ITS COOL!  OH MAN ITS AWAY OUT!  My long beatnik cigarette holder is good, because my hip doctor dadio told me to "stay away from cigarettes!"
Imported Hong Kong popular culture. Thanks and a way-out howl to Box Lot on Ebay.

African-American Folk Art Sculpture Yard Art in Georgia Hank Aaron Original Photographs by Jim Linderman




I am not disclosing the location of these beautiful cement folk art tributes in a yard in Georgia.  As I recall, the artist has been written about some...but these photographs are over 20 years old and I do not know if the work still stands.  Hank Aaron, an airplane, a bird.  African-American Folk Art Sculpture created as environmental work tends to end up in others hands if it can be moved.  I hope this work remains or has found a museum home by now. 

African-American Folk Art Sculpture Yard Art in Georgia Hank Aaron Original Photographs by Jim Linderman circa 1990 - 1995.

SEE ALSO THE JIM LINDERMAN BOOK IN SITU: AMERICAN FOLK ART IN PLACE  250 pages!  Vintage photographs of folk art sculpture, yard art, folk art environments and outsider art of the 19th and 20th century.  AVAILABLE HERE in Paperback ($23.39) and EBOOK ($9.99) 



Real Photo Postcard of a Man Getting Hit with a Rock Trick RPPC





A gimmick real photo postcard.  UFO in the sky?  I think a photo trick.  Either that, or he's not going to be standing very much longer. Collection Jim Linderman
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Justin McCarthy Art Drawing of Wilt Chamberlain 1960





Justin McCarthy Art Drawing of Wilt Chamberlain 1960 Collection Jim Linderman
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Primitive Mallet with Boot Heel Make-Do Repair



Primitive Mallet with Boot Heel Make-Do Repair.
Turn of the century handmade tool original Barn red paint and rubber repair
Collection Jim Linderman

Blackface Theater. Young Women and Children of Vaudeville photographs by Frank Wendt






There are numerous studies and photographs of blackface in the American theater, but it is a bit less common to see women…and I guess even more unusual to see young women and children.  A series of cabinet card photographs circa 1910 of young vaudeville performers in burnt cork.  These were essentially among the first "publicity photographs" and sold at the stage door following performances.
 
Original cabinet card photographs by Frank Wendt circa 1910  (Wendt was the understudy of Chas Eisenmann, famed circus freak photographer.)
 
Collection Jim Linderman

Masked Woman snapshot Collection Jim Linderman



Happy Halloween.  
Masked Woman original snapshot no date (1950?) Collection Jim Linderman

Large Sewer Tile Sewer Pipe Folk Art Gorilla Bank 20th Century 15" Clay End of Day Pottery Sculpture




Large Sewer Tile Sewer Pipe Folk Art Gorilla Bank Early 20th Century 15".  Inscribed on chest "MARGIE" which could be the maker's daughter?  Likely based on King Kong..there have been numerous commercial banks with similar form sold over the years.  A massive piece weighing  nearly 13 pounds.  Collection Jim Linderman
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Untitled (Young Woman) Drawing by "D. M. C." 1935

Untitled (Young Woman) Drawing by "D. M. C." 1935 Collection Jim Linderman
See Also the new 200 page BOOK and EBOOK Eccentric Folk Art Drawings of the 19th and 20th Centuries

Training a High School Horse Vintage snapshot photographs








Training a High School Horse Vintage snapshot photographs.  The phrase refers to the training and teaching of tricks to a horse.  An ancient sport involving an animal which has serves us well for centuries.  

Group of anonymous  photographs show a horse being trained.  Circa 1950.  Collection Jim Linderman

Opal Stackhouse Antiques and Design for the 21st Century






Opal Stackhouse is an odd name for a business, but it turns out to be an antique shop. The store in Columbus, OH is run by Ashley Puckett and is named after her grandmother. Ashley has an uncanny sense for vintage design…and store is more than a store!  I believe it also represents the perfect model for a successful antiques business today.

Opal collaborates with Scott Williams to create exactly what Columbus and the surrounding area needs. Creative, sound design rooted in honest surface and form. An antique business with an artist's statement:  

"Our creative process involves collecting, curating, designing and making." 

"Under the creative vision of Ashley Puckett, Opal Stackhouse yields from a formally-trained fine artist and creative entrepreneur, with hearty roots in Columbus, Ohio. Teamed with Scott Williams, a graphic designer and fabricator by trade, Opal Stackhouse nurtures collaboration using shared resources, knowledge, and ideas to cultivate interesting and cohesive environments. Opal Stackhouse creates intimate interiors that evoke the feeling of a place that has just been discovered. By bringing together the right elements and materials, Opal Stackhouse personifies each space with a sense of character and soul by subtly reflecting the client, the neighborhood, the mood, and the business itself. Opal Stackhouse is idea-driven with creative minds." 
Ms. Puckett is a formally trained artist and long-time participant in the art and gallery circle of Columbus. She has found her place. It appears every project takes color, shape and function into account. Good stuff, good design and good presentation!

OPAL STACKHOUSE WEBSITE

Take a moment to enjoy some of the Opal Stackhouse WORK and of course some of the INVENTORY for sale. This appears to be the model for a successful antiques business in the 21st century and I expect the well-branded operation will prosper. Four vintage stars!  A nice piece on the operation is HERE.  For more information write ashley@opalstackhouse.com
(Photograph of Ashley Puckett by Meghan Shamblen)