HEY! NUT HEAD! APPLE HEAD! CORN COB HEAD!
APPALACHIAN FOLK ART
These specimens of the regional folk art, made with apple, hickory nut or corn cob heads, were traditional in the Appalachians. These portray local characters and activities common to the people, including churning butter, hunting, Bible reading, sewing, rocking and a bit of jug sipping!
GET OFF AT THE NEXT HEXIT
DON GRETH — THE DUTCH PLACE
Designer, painter of Chust for Nice, dutch folk culture art. Works everyday, chust off Route 22 at the Lenhartsville HEXIT. Come see wunst, see how it’s done.
NAME the STATE — Answer and Winner
The answer is:
A Christy Painting of Foster
MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME
Howard Chandler Christy executed this work in 1938. Kentucky Colonels presented it to the Home July 4, 1940.
STEPHEN Foster, that is.
The winner, chosen at random from those answering correctly, is:
Congratulations, shoesoffbootson! To claim your postcard prize, email your choice of postcard from the list below and your mailing address to email@example.com.
HOOKED ON JESUS
CANADA’S ‘Artist in Wool’
Miss Elizabeth LeFort’s supreme artistry with a hook and yarn was discovered in 1954. Today her fine tapestry pictures and portraits are known around the world.
"THE CHRISTIAN HOPE"
The Christian Hope: “Dear God, please let the world end OUR WAY.”
In this painting the artist has caught the symbolism of Paul, as he describes an event which will precede the final consummation. It is the coming of Christ for his church. In this picture the artist has set forth in vivid fashion the Christian hope of the Lord’s return. We see the Lord breaking through from the spiritual world to the physical one.
Many extraordinary things take place at this time throughout the world. The artist has captured both material and spiritual incidents as they happen simultaneously.
Oh, and Happy WINTER SOLSTICE!
And Happy Beginning of a New World!
FAMOUS TAXIDERMIST and PAINTER OF JESUS
WORLD FAMOUS HOLE N” THE ROCK HOME
15 miles South of Moab, Utah
Painting of the Christ by A. L. Christensen
Memorial of A. L. Christensen, famous artist, sculptor and taxidermist and home of Gladys L. Christensen, widow. 14 rooms (5000 square feet of floor space) personally engineered and sculptured into the sandstone rock by Mr. Christensen from 1945 until his death in 1957.
Does the Museum of Bad Art know about this?
THE LAST SUPPER — WOOL VERSION
Miss Elizabeth LeFort, Canada’s internationally famous “Artist In Wool”, is shown with one of her finest reproductions. Her portraits of prominent persons include those of President Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth, which she personally presented, and her portrait of Pope Pius XII, which hangs in the Vatican today.
So when did Hollywood remove that 3-mile high OSCAR Statue shown on the right?
A feature of the Mural Lounge aboard TWA’s JETSTREAM aircraft is a distinctive painting by Maric Zamparelli, representing a city or nation along TWA’s world-wide routes. Each plane in the Jetstream fleet has a different mural subject. This card shows Zamparelli’s interpretation of HOLLYWOOD.
BIBLELAND — FOR THE UNDERSTANDING OF RELIGIOUS FACTS
One of the features in the GARDEN of LIFE as depicted at BIBLELAND.
6 miles So. of Orlando, Fla. 10 miles North of Kissimmee on US 17 & 441
You can read the New Testament in 30 minutes and enjoy viewing 30 life like 3-D scenes at the same time. An amazing display. Owned and operated by Bibleland Foundation, Fay Morse, president & founder, for the purpose of a clearer understanding of religious facts.
VINCENT VAN DOGH
HOOKED ON THE LAST SUPPER
"Miss Elizabeth LeFort, Canada’s internationally famous ‘Artist In Wool,’ is shown with one of her finest reproductions. Her portraits of prominent persons include those of President Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth, which she personally presented, and her portrait of Pope Pius XII, which hangs in the Vatican today."
Needless to say, I’ll be looking for more postcards of these masterpieces.
HOOKED ON JACKIE KENNEDY
I was asked (very nicely) by several to publish the other two Elizabeth LeFort postcards.
Here’s Jackie Kennedy. If you missed the first one this morning, HOOKED ON JESUS, it’s the post directly before this one. THE LAST SUPPER follows this post.
"MISS ELIZABETH LE FORT
Canada’s ‘Artist In Wool’
Famed for her artistry with dyes, a tiny hook, and fine wool yarn, has done many portraits of the world’s prominent personalities. Here, Miss LeFort shows her portrait of Mrs. John F. Kennedy.”
Virginia City, Nevada
Virginia City is billed as the most haunted city in Nevada. If I had this “painting” in my house, I would feel haunted. The woman’s left arm is twice as long as her right, and her lip job went terribly wrong.
She’s called the “Silver Queen” (like the name of the casino). The little shiny discs are silver dollars. (See description below.)
Here are two postcards from different years. One of the cards shows a middle-aged couple posing with the Queen, identified on the back as Lee and Ruby Carel, designers and owners of the establishment. The other card shows a younger couple identified as Carroll and Jerry Eaton and they are credited as designers and owners. No family relation indicated.
Description on the Lee and Ruby card: “Designed by owners Lee and Ruby Carel as a tribute to Virginia City’s once great Silver Mining industry—an industry whose production stabilized the Federal treasury during the Civil War and later altered the world’s monetary structure. The Silver Queen’s dress contains 3,261 Silver Dollars. The belt alone contains 28 Twenty Dollar gold pieces. The picture is fifteen feet high and eight feet wide. While only a few of the coins are of Nevada (Carson City) mintage, a large percentage of them undoubtedly contain silver that was first mined thousands of feet beneath this very building. One of Nevada’s most unusual Casino displays.”