Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New Math

(Above) Primitive general store nut and bolt bin with 87 drawers; c. 1900.
(Above) Hand hooked and mounted rug (shirred), found in Pennsylvania; dated 1916.


(Above) Early 20th century folky 1915 banner weathervane.


(Above) Metal 7-Up advertising sign, 1950s.

(Above) Early 20th century circus banner, 7’ 11” tall x 9’ 2” wide.

(Above) Hand pieced and hand sewn early 20th century Amish mounted crazy quilt sham, 1914.

(Above) Primitive, over sized game board, c. 1940.


NUMBERS FASCINATE ME, ALTHOUGH I WAS ALWAYS TERRIBLE AT MATH. So, whenever I see numbers incorporated into a work of art, or on an object, I take an extra look. These numerical things were found on 1st Dibs.

6 comments:

Maureen said...

Loving that quilt.

canopenergirl said...

This blog is a genuinely spectacular piece of work. The research and the images are so evocative, they stay with you like a vapor on your clothes. You deserve a good deal of recognition for all the effort it has taken to bring this, free of charge, to the world. Thank you so much for all of your work.

Paul D'Ambrosio said...

What a great assemblage of stuff. Love the general store piece!

Paul

John Foster said...

Gee canopenergirl... that is a mighty nice thing to say. I do spend a lot of time— I think you have an idea— finding and assembling things to make your day a little brighter, more creative, more insightful. And to all of you, thanks for appreciating what I do. John

Chris said...

ditto what canopenergirl said...

love this blog and it brings a smile to my face throughout the week!

Laura@popdesign said...

Yes John, I really appreciate what you are doing too...
thanks to canopenergirl for expressing the feeling so well!

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