Ahh, when racism ran rampant… Another coolie, this one by W H Bossons (of Congleton, England), who apparently specialized in, err, interesting faces. More on Bossons here. This specific item is for sale in our case at Antiques On Broadway.
Another one of the Dolly Toy Company pinups, this one featuring a gun-toting toddler defending the stagecoach. OK, so many she’s not a toddler. …But then again, maybe the little girl isn’t defending the stagecoach either. You can see the rest of the pieces in this set here, in our Etsy shop. (Better look quick — these vintage nursery pieces sell fast in our store!)
Photo by Diane Arbus.
As featured in Life magazine, February 11, 1946. Stay warm, my friends.
Weeks later, I get a surprise in my auction lot box: a giant spoon and fork.
How can a giant set of utensils surprise someone? Let me count the ways…
#1 by being at the very bottom of the box;
#2 by not being made of wood (they’re plaster with faux wood grain painting).
You’d that this would only further thrill this lover of kitsch, but…
In this case 1 + 2 = the previously repaired (glued) pieces were damaged too much to actually hang on the wall. And heaven knows I can’t afford any horizontal space to store them on.
Hubby and I always joke that one day we’ll collect the giant forks and spoons that hang on the walls… It was such a kitschy fad! Not even Sophia can sex up this kitsch. Via.
The Animal Chair collection by Máximo Riera.