Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Better late...

...been awful busy the last few days.
This is just too good to save til next year.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A merry Christmas everybody!


I'll try and post something the next few days but the car broke down, postmen are on strike so I didn't get any packages for a week, my bike's gotta flat and I'm on the graveyard shift the next seven days. 
We're having ten inches of snow by the way...
Anyway, have some lovely holidays and happy Hunting in the New Year!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Baby, it's cold outside!

Dutch engineer boots, sheepskin liner

Knitting these checked scarfs was War Veterans rehabilitation therapy in Australia, this is a copy.

Classic American overcoat in a cotton drill outer, sheepskin liner version. These usually come in gabardine.

Had this one for years, some serious wear'n'tear. Beats my Canadienne and British Army Duffel as the best cold weather coat.

Heavy flannel pullover shirt, love these caramel buttons.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

And more Dutch denim, Delftwear

Some more wonderful stuff from the collection of The Museum Rotterdam:

Dutch painters outfit "King Hong Ziang-Bleu de chauffe, Shanghai"
Farmers trousers, weird museum mannequin....

Farmers jacket
"De werkman" denim apron
"Diener" Stoker cap
"Schoevaart" Duster coat

Wool uniform coat

"VERO, Van der Veen, Rotterdam" engineer cap

"VERO" cap
"VERO" butchers cap

Saturday, December 4, 2010

More Delftwear, Dutch workwear

"KLM, Kan Langer Mee"brand corduroy jacket, moleskin lining,  leather trimmed pockets.

 "Klettervest", in black corduroy, moleskin lining, pleather trimmings "Orcon, Ordelman Confectie" brand.

Indigo sateen Farmer's Jacket, "Lonneker, G.H. Keyser N.V., Lonneker" Brand.

Black corduroy jacket, moleskin lining, "Beva, Bendien's Vakkleding" brand

Indigo sateen klettervest, "KLM" brand

"Werkmanspaleis" Leather coat, moleskin lining.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Jack Black, reconstructed Yegg

My favorite book. You can't win, by Jack Black.

Born ca. 1870 New Westminster, B.C. Canada- Missing/Died >1932 New York City, U.S.A. Jack's body was never found.

" My name is William Brown, from Pocatello, Idaho"

"Jack had been a sort of a reign of terror...just before the earthquake and fire of 1906. Every crime committed in San Francisco during the first three months of that year was ascribed to Jack Black." (R.L. Duffus)

"He returned to New York and Fremont thought Jack did what he always said any down-and-outer should do, “fill his pockets with rocks and take a header into the bay.” (Mrs. Cora Fremont Older)

"To cut a long story short," said Jack, "I left it all."

"Enough of this "I" and "me" stuff. I must get to the point. You have a big, true story with one hundred thousand readers. Tell them all how to help the under dog. They are willing, but they don't know how. "

"He is in a class by himself. That is why he is so interesting." (Fremont Older)

"I look so much like a judge." Portrait by E. Weston, tramp art cigarbox frame.

San Francisco Bulletin, Jan. 1917

S. F. Bulletin, Feb./Mar. 1917, these serials are the blueprint for "You can't win"

Prison record, Postcards from the Bulletin building and S.F. Cliff House "where first I saw the sea..."

Harpers Monthly Magazine, June 1929

Harper's Monthly Magazine, Feb. 1930

Letters to Fremont Older

French edition, Librairie Gallimard, 1932

Friday, November 26, 2010

Za La Mort

Za La Mort, lord of the underworld, was an Italian movie character played by Emilio Ghione.
L'ultimo Apache?
I don't know, most info's in Italiano and most films are lost, but the peaked hat and shirtpocket make him a contender.