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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Bob's X and O graphics


I should keep up posting here - Artist, Musician, Auto head, Builder, Husband, Dog loving Human sent me this (search mullet head, I dare you)!

Monday, March 16, 2020

Has anyone seen on of these pooing dogs?


A fellow collector and dealer in St Helen's Tasmania has one also, no packaging though . . .

and no idea about the object.

I believe that some material was pushed up the rear of the casting and set alight . . .

Is this an Australian thing, from USA, from Europe?

And what age is it?

Sunday, March 15, 2020

. . . busy in the studio

Bronze French 'vestas' x2 Lead and Pigment figures x3 Gold plated Jewellery Tree © urban_archaeologycollection

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Lucinda's handwriting


It is a delight to see children learning their cursive writing, well done Lucinda!
And her parent's great taste in letterpress labels . . .

Monday, December 23, 2019

Recently (found) photo with two crosses:


                                                                      X marks the person(s)

Table top portrait


a collection of festive grenades

Porky's Wake


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

A second tin (and contents) that I don't have in my collection:

Can of paint: “Bergers Pure Paris Green” containing arsenic, England 19th c. Arsenic poisoning killed many renovators (and professionals) in Victorian England. In fact William Morris owned the mine that provided the arsenic for paint tints that killed many thousands back then.
This product is Canadian made so it swept the world, the 'green trade' . . .
ah, I hear you ask, what is the first tin?
. . . go on - use the search facility on this blog!

Friday, August 2, 2019

English 18th century solid oak baby walker in the collection, hooked high up in the library


I've always wondered if this piece falls into the 'treen' theme?


John Derian products all the way from NYC


My first wife Janis, gave me the new round glass plate for my 70th birthday this July 6th 2019.
Ha - he has 65,000 Instagram followers and I think Janis also gave Barbara a very early rectangular plate from his first studio launch, way back . . . a fellow graphic historian! 


New 'real hair' postcard found in Tasmania - urban_archaeology_collection



. . . back here 7 months later


Almost all energies are focused on my Instagram account - @urban_archaeology2 of late, I won't kill this blog as it contains so much of my design history. Found ephemera, personal graphic work, design history, downloaded visuals altered to my 'pink' interests, second home in Tasmanian midlands, studio and home in Brisbane, friends and family.
Posting two found signs from Tumblr, still persisting and finding gems there . . .


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Almost two months late but today I received notice that Fakia Musafar has passed away

http://74.205.42.160/passages/id=76291

Thanks to an Annie Sprinkle follower of this blog . . . remembering Roland Loomis


Everyday I find and download (found) material that is universally uploaded for visual delights and research . . . I recycle adding a 'pink' element.
My printed library is full of such delights also . . .