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A Rare Antique Folk Art Find: A Family Tree Made Of Tintypes

A Rare Antique Folk Art Find: A Family Tree Made Of Tintypes | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, my husband & I attended an auction at the Cass Country Historical Society. The museum was deaccessioning hundreds of items in order to raise funds to replace the historic St. J...
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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, October 30, 2014 7:05 PM

If you find this inspiring, I've also posted some tips on how to make your very own folk art family tree here http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/2014/10/making-folk-art-family-tree.html

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The Stall & Craft Collective (Exclusive Interview!)

The Stall & Craft Collective (Exclusive Interview!) | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
The Stall & Craft Collective is an online craft & gift marketplace, and events directory, which launched in June of this year. This October, they've reached over 30,000 unique visitors and ...
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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 13, 2015 4:12 PM

Some vintage is allowed; currently UK only.

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A Nude Exposes The Vincent Price Of Art At Sears

A Nude Exposes The Vincent Price Of Art At Sears | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it

This lithograph of Nude, Sleeping by Wolf Kahn was part of The Vincent Price Collection. No, it's not like Vincent Price himself owned the nude -- but is his selection of the art for a collection to sell at Sears any less creepy?

Yes, you read that right; Vincent Price, the famed B-film master of kitschy horror was selected to head a retail art sales program for Sears.

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Bettie Page & Other Paper Pinup Fantasies

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There obviously some errors in the text — the misspelling of Bettie Page as “Betty Page” and frankly, I am completely lost in the description of this paper doll for...

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 17, 2013 12:18 AM

Thoughts on art, intellectual property rights, and simplistic male fantasies.

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Profiles Behind Vintage Silhouette Artists Are Shady | Inherited Values

Profiles Behind Vintage Silhouette Artists Are Shady | Inherited Values | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it

While I love the vintage fashionista who was compelled to have not one, but two, portraits of herself done at the 1934 Chicago World’s Fair (and I am quite enamored with her hat — which is either amply feathered or sports an actual bird!), it is the silhouette artist himself which mainly concerns me.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, September 27, 2013 8:14 PM

Perhaps you can add to this story?

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About Antique & Collectible Appraisals

About Antique & Collectible Appraisals | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it

With all the work we do in antiques and collectibles, we are often asked about appraisals. Here’s what we know, and what we do.


First of all, it is important to note that there is no such thing as a licensed appraiser in the United States of America.

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If It’s Antique Is It Still Porn?

If It’s Antique Is It Still Porn? | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it

If you thought the matter of who makes art exploring the issue of abortion difficult, perhaps the following antique erotic artworks will be too upsetting. That’s your warning to leave.

 

For these works go beyond the issue of basic nudity in art, beyond even the matter of erotic art, to  explore sexuality along with religion and what appears to be the opulence of wealth.


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Pin-Up Queens: Three Female Artists Who Shaped the American Dream Girl

Pin-Up Queens: Three Female Artists Who Shaped the American Dream Girl | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it

“So many women are left out of historical records,” Dahlsad says. “Men will say, ‘I want to show off what my father did; he deserves to shine. Someone should do a book on him!’ Daughters don’t do that about their moms to the same degree, so often things get thrown away. How many men would look at their archives say, ‘Just take it all to the dumpster’? Somebody would be saying, ‘You can’t do that! You’re George Petty. Put it back!’”

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I'm interviewed as part of this article by Lisa Hix

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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
Kitsch
Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.