Sunday, September 27, 2015

I M A G E S of . . . G O L D

Photo of solidified natural gold
gold
     
photo of paper gold stars
Gold stars are purely symbolic, printed on cheap paper and mass-produced
with a noisy machine by hairy men with family problems, so grow up kid.
        
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photo of 1879 ornamented gold watch
An 1879 ornamented gold watch
       
photo of 1800s art nouveau unusual broach
Was this 1800s art nouveau (new art) broach meant
for a teenager, or for an adult?
       
1890s? gold cigarette case photo
1890s? gold cigarette case
       
1898 gold pens from catalog
A thousand dollar chair, a gold pen, imported hand crafted paper
 . . . everything you need to create writer's block in 1898.
     
photo of 1928 Jean Puiforcat gold dinnerware
1928 Jean Puiforcat goldware 
     
photo of 1947 gold plated coffee set
1947 gold coffee set
       
photo of 1960s Ban deodorant packaging
1960s Gold packaging is
so much richer than brown,
and the consumer is
willing to pay more for it.
        
Shirley Eaton painted gold for 1964 movie Goldfinger
In the 1964 movie Goldfinger this enemy agent made
love with James Bond 007, but neglected to kill him. 
photo of Gert Fröbe as Bond villain Goldfinger in 1964
Her boss Goldfinger (handsome leading man
Gert Fröbe) had her killed by gold paint.

photo of Odd Job from Goldfinger
This film also introduced
teen heart-throb mute
murder-for-hire "Odd Job".

            
       ROCK - PAPER - SCISSORS is an old hand game of
which one is dominant in different combinations.
        "ROCK" wins over scissors
photo of large gold nugget
"PAPER" covers rock
photo of gold leaf
"SCISSORS" cut paper
photo of gold plated scissors
Is this really a game for adults?  If it involves gold then yes.
   
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Sunday, September 20, 2015

PROCESSIONS on parade

John Sheridan illustration of marching parade 1937
John Sheridan American flags in 1937
         
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"The Rumor" by artist A. Paul Weber 1943
"The Rumor" by A. Paul Weber in 1943   Click images twice for fantastic full size
     
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Walter Joseph Phillips print of deer in winter
 A procession by Walter Joseph Phillips
   
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artist Albert Erisch 1916
Obscure, beautiful art by Albert Erisch 1916 . . .
    
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Antonio Frasconi 1964 childrens book illustration
This Antonio Frasconi 1964 childrens book illustration shows that
sidewalks allow two concurrent directions for processions.
    
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Bernard Boutet de Monvel  pre-1945 illustration of students in procession
Bernard Boutet de Monvel's  pre-1945 illustration of students in procession. 
    
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1888 parade of bicycles at Buffalo
1888 
     
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C R W Nevinson art 1917
C R W Nevinson procession 1917 
     
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Carlos Schwabe art
 Carlos Schwabe art   Click images twice for full size
   
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constructing London's Great Exhibition of 1851
 Construction of the Crystal Palace at  London's Great Exhibition of 1851
     
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entrance to Futurama at the 1939 NY Worlds Fair
  The entrance to Futurama at the 1939 NY Worlds Fair
     
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Harry Rountree children's book illustration
 Harry Rountree children's book illustration
    
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Hieronymus Cock illustration 1500s
A 1500s procession by publisher Hieronymus Cock. I think
maybe his crowd were the hipster artists and cartoonists of their time.
    
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Kay Nielson illustration of “Twelve Dancing Princesses”
 A Kay Nielson illustration from From “Twelve Dancing Princesses”
    
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Mary Blair design for Disney's Peter Pan
 Mary Blair's colour design for Disney's Peter Pan
    
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Mel Crawford 1960s illustration from a children's book
Mel Crawford 1960s illustration from a children's book,
probably a 'Little Golden Book' about the Flintstones 
     
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1917 parade float
a 1917 parade float


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Sunday, September 13, 2015

ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS of the past

 A 1200s musician with instrument
1200s?     
    
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
1742 strange music instrument bladder
a 1742 music instrument
     
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
1742 strange music instrument bladder
1742: We can almost still hear the wheeze of the bladder.
     
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
An 1820 hammerflugel decorated
a Hammerflugel (small piano)
     
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
photograph of 1821 Claviharpe
In this 1821 Claviharpe,  keyboard action plucked
the Harp strings   Click image twice for full size
     
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
1823 nail violins photograph
1823 nail violins  The nails were tuned by length,
 and played with some kind of bow.
     
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
photograph of an 1850 Melophone
An 1850 Melophone
     
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
An 1851 doubleneck stringed instrument
An 1851 doubleneck stringed instrument
     
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
music instruments of Siam
Instruments of Siam, from an old book  see full size
     
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
photograph of 1851 metal and wood music stand
an 1851 metal and wood music
stand
     
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
1890 zither heads by Franz Waldecker & Co.
1890 zither heads
         
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
      
1890 zithers by Franz Waldecker & Co.
1890 zithers   Click smaller images twice for full size
     
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
1890 cornet horn  
an 1890 cornet
     
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
photograph of 1901 Myriophone with Mr. & Mrs. Karsy
the 1901 Myriophone
     
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
photograph of a 1931 composite musical instrument
1931
     
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
photograph of 1936 music instrument the solfia
the solfia
     
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
photograph of A 1946 Gibson Ultratone steel guitar with plastic body
A 1946 steel guitar with plastic body.
     
ODD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   
photograph of a circus calliope, or circus organ
The circus calliope will play us out for this week.
          
     
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