Cutout novelty photographs were invented by the same guy who first painted dogs playing poker. That astounding fact may just be enough for you to purchase this, the most curious of books, but collector Jim Linderman throws in a few more encouragements. One, all the photographs included in the book predate 1930, and two, all are from Argentina. Cassis Marcellus Coolidge is credited with creating "comic foregrounds" which put a sitter behind a caricatured painting. Staple of carnivals, "just off the exit" rest stops and anywhere one wants to have fun looking stupid. Argentina Tintamarresque, as odd as it may seem, collects 70 pages full of them.
DULL TOOL DIM BULB BOOKS are unusual, uncommon and authentic Art and Photography Books, MANY available as affordable E-Book Downloads for the I-Pad. DULL TOOL DIM BULB has published TEN books SEE THEM ALL. The Jim Linderman hub site is www.dulltooldimbulb.com and his daily blog is http://dulltooldimbulb.blogspot.com Jim Linderman's first book "Take Me to the Water: Immersion Baptism in Vintage Music and Photography 1890-1950" was published by Dust-to-Digital and nominated for a Grammy in the Best Historical Release category. MAKE SURE TO VIEW ALL TEN CURRENT BOOKS BELOW!
TIMES SQUARE SMUT Published February 28, 2015
TRUE HISTORY OF TIJUANA BIBLES: FACTS AND MYTHS By Jim Linderman Published July 27, 2013
The Cryptic Rebus Drawings of Anonymous Published April 25, 2013
Private Photographs of a Burlesque Queen Lynne O'Neill the Original Garter Girl Published February 26, 2013
Hoofers and Sweethearts: The Little Women of Frank Wendt Published July 15, 2012
Proto-Porn: The Art Figure Study Scam of the 1950s Published May 08, 2012
I'M WITH DUMMY Vent Figures and Blockheads Published May 05, 2012
Vintage Photographs of Arcane Americana The Jim Linderman Collection Published December 16, 2011