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About redbudart

I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, just outside of Portland, Oregon. My usual interests are cooking, wine, horticulture, art, and old books, but lately I've been obsessed with saving for a piece of land, so I can practice sustainability and learn to live as close to the land as possible, and then help others to do the same. To relax I listen to Dharma talks. Namaste!

High Society

The title says it all. 1960’s posters for The Grateful Dead, Sons of Champlain, Initial Shock, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Muddy Waters, Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band, Big Brother and the Holding Company, The Doors, The … Continue reading

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The Waite-Smith Tarot Card Deck

This set of cards was designed in 1909 by the great authority on the Tarot and revered mystic Arthur Edward Waite with the help of artist Pamela Coleman Smith. The two met at a meeting of The Hermetic Order of … Continue reading

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German Art Nouveau… Jugendstil from ‘Der Moderne Stil’

Imagine my delight when a friend asked me if I wanted a box of old German books and in it was  ‘Der Moderne Stil’ published by Von Julius Hoffman Jr. in Stuttgart, Germany. The book was full of  pictures of modern … Continue reading

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Celebrating Diversity with Representative Types

There is beauty in diversity, beauty in patterns and beauty in old dictionary illustrations!

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The Pictorial Cyclopedia of Nature illustrated by Albert H. Winkler

I can’t seem to find out anything about the artist who made these illustrations. They are signed A.H. Winkler for Albert H. Winkler and were found in the back of a dictionary dating from 1971. They seem to be older … Continue reading

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Vintage French Christmas Cards

Here are the most charming vintage Christmas cards I have ever seen. I bought them in Paris over thirty years ago when as I young student I would go to the flea markets every weekend, looking for old postcards and … Continue reading

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Souvenir Views of Jerusalem 1908

These color lithograph views of Jerusalem came out of a souvenir book that was dated 1908.  Check them out! You won’t be disappointed.

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Else Bostelmann Vegetable Illustrations

In a 1949 National Geographic I found these illustrations of vegetables by Else Bostelmann. The subject matter, vegetables, appealed to me, as does anything related to horticulture and botany, and the artistry is top-notch, nice compositions, contrast, and colors. But … Continue reading

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Edmund Dulac’s Illustrations for The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Edmund Dulac was a French-born illustrator who studied art at the famous École des Beaux-Arts in France; he moved to London as a young man and eventually became a British citizen. Though he did design British bank notes and postage … Continue reading

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Photographs of New York City from the 1930’s

Here are some more souvenir photos, this time New York City. They came in the package that you can see here, and all twenty were still inside. I wish I could date these views precisely, but with the emphasis on … Continue reading

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