Monday, June 7, 2010
An Unlikely Survivor
I recently found this slate tablet, which was used by a school child about 100 years ago. The slate surface is slightly recessed from the wooden frame, which enabled the survival of the lightly-drawn plump fellow in his top hat and double-breasted coat. I know that it's safe to handle, because it's clearly labeled "Germ-Proof." The owner's name is written in pencil along one border, maybe Milly or Miller.
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Nice find. Did you ever see the Thomas Mortonson tablets from the Briskin Collection? Same type of thing and thankfully they were spared destruction from the fire that destroyed much of that collection.ReplyDelete
I haven't seen those, Joey, and I'd love to. Can you post some, or show me where they can be found? Thanks.ReplyDelete
I'll scan and send you pics. Not sure if I have your email...do you have mine?
i love the round face and the round belly!ReplyDelete
Very nice pilgrim punkinhead.ReplyDelete
He's kind of a cross between a snowman and a jack-o'-lantern, isn't he? He seems to have been found in Maine before he came south.ReplyDelete
Robert, I still need to communicate with you about the Wing Moddox photo. Can you please contact me at email@example.com? Thanks.ReplyDelete