Saturday, February 8, 2020

Harley Board Track Racer, Too


Harley-Davidson board track racer on a piece of Harley-Davidson Motorcycle paper. Mr. Monte Chadbourne finally settled in Livingston, Montana, and the paper came to me from my brother-in-law, who restores Indian Motocycles. He purchased at least one Indian basket case, and apparently a box of paper. It's headed to my framer, and then on the Western Art Week in Great Falls the third week of March. 

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Walkin' the Talk, and Talkin' the Walk.



The Parrot Talks for Itself, and the Poll-Parrot shoes Speak for Themselves, so it's all good!



Double Golden Gleam Nasturtiums



I started with an American Beauty Rose, moved on to Gladiolus, tackled Geraniums, and now I've done some Nasturtiums. Image was from a vintage Sioux City Seed Company packet.


Piggly Wiggly, Part One.



The first page of a two page letter from a son working for Piggly Wiggly in Denver, to his father in Glasgow. Recognizable image from predominantly a Southern market, although I believe there was a Piggly Wiggly in Northeast Montana at one point.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Bronco Buckingham


Bronco Buckingham

Without the invention of the refrigerated railroad car, we wouldn't have - wait for it - Bacon! A fellow by the name of Gustavus Swift promoted the refrigerated rail car to sell his meat and get it shipped safely. The Buckingham brand I copied from a California fruit label - pears, specifically. And yes, there were refrigerated rail cars in 1894.





Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Rocky III


This is the second of two pieces of Glacier Park Hotel Company letterhead on which I've used this composition. There are a couple of Rocky posts that I've included, and more than one way to find them out here. Check labels in the right hand column.