Original ‘Wrestling” Scrapbook Collection Jim Linderman from the Forthcoming Book.
From THE CRYPTIC REBUS DRAWINGS OF ANONYMOUS : 19TH CENTURY PICTURE WORD GAMES from the collection of Jim Linderman.
Available NOW ebook $5.99 and Paper or Hardcover more. INFO HERE
Dull Tool Dim Bulb book (and Ebook for iPad) VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS of ARCANE AMERICANA:THE JIM LINDERMAN COLLECTION which is now available. Some 200 photographs which took ten years to collect and two nights to put together into a book!
Sorry typo fans…no text!
The download, in crisp digital format is only $5.99. The less sharp physical paperback book, 150 pages, is $28.95. If THAT isn’t an argument for the death of the book, I don’t know what is.
Another piece from the new book THE SECRET OF THE BLACK PIN UP by Jim Linderman
“Intrigued by the question “Why aren’t there any black pin up girls” on an internet message board, writer Jim Linderman decided to find out. With 100 rare vintage photographs all showing women of color in magazines not seen for over 50 years, Linderman not only reveals many answers to the question, he reveals a long gone part of America and African-American culture. Secret of the Black Pin Up takes us from “tease” to “sleaze” and reveals a world never before seen. Using rare photos and publications, the untold story of African-American women in the soft-core pornography world from 1940 to date. Yes, there WERE black pin ups, and they are found here.” Available from Blurb.com 120 pages softcover $22.95 tell your friends. Thank you!
HORRIBLE POSTCARDS OF ANONYMOUS (with Jim Linderman) NEW BOOK available NOW SEE ALSO HERE
The 3” x 5” bad sexist drawing is the art underbelly of America. Millions were produced by printing companies like Curitech and Kropp. They dominated the racks. Candy colored cuties on “linen” or “chrome” slipped in among the pictures of “memorial park” and “sunset on the dock.” One after the other, in the “comic” section or “risque” numbered consecutively with the company logo often placed right where the stamp went. A dividing line indicating who was responsible. A “genuine” something or other with a copyright notice. It didn’t stop the jokes from being copied and traced. One man’s “Wilbur” was another man’s “George” and they all got dropped in the slot with a purple stamp of Lincoln affixed in the corner.
There were so many, it took an extra special artist to stand out from the postcard pack. To make it into the big leagues, where a major publisher would pay you ten bucks a drawing and let you sign away your rights in perpetuity. Some made it, but few are recognized. The genre is, but the illustrators aren’t. Relegated to postal
obscurity with no residuals.
Anonymous here didn’t have the goods, but he tried. In fact he tried TERRIBLY hard. With hardly an atom of creativity, he churned them out hoping for the big break.
It never happened. No rejection letters were found, but it is a safe bet there were some. I can’t really say too much about his work, what you see is what he did and what you get. I date them somewhere between beatnik and punk, but then who knows what time warp (or basement) he lived in. He hand-cut the cards (after drawing them) with one of those meat-cutters only the teacher could use. They aren’t too crisp and scanning was difficult, as he sliced off portions of the hilarious captions in his haste to stack them…as a result, some ride awful close to the edge but each one came with quotation marks
A litter of hand-painted scraps fill time, a young woman’s mind and a wonderful homemade scrapbook! Created long before computer games and lovingly assembled by a primitive collage artist who will be forever anonymous, The Good Dog Scrapbook reproduces her efforts nearly 100 years after the book was made. Purchased at a flea market in Michigan, this charming and unique scrapbook is reproduced here in tribute to the the artist and her imaginary canine pets. FREE PREVIEW HERE
Damn! What is with West Virginia and South Carolina?
Page from the Book Gals Gams Garters : The Virginia Stockings Scrapbook. Found in a dumpster in the 1960s, republished as a book available from Blurb and Dull Tool Dim Bulb Books. More Info and images HERE
FEEL THE BURNING TONGUE OF SATAN
Old Time Religion the BOOK Faith Healers, Miracle Men, Radio Preachers and Evangelists!The Graphics of Revival, the Apocalypse and the Afterlife by Jim Linderman Available NOW 160 Pages 200 images!
Original Tintype photograph, Full Plate (cut-down) in homemade wallpaper frame c. 1870
Collection Jim Linderman
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