Friday, February 14, 2014
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing of WWI fame. Likeness of Pershing professionally mounted in a gorgeous period oval bubble-glass frame
A WWI soldier identified as one Ira Garrison. Likeness mounted in a military style gold frame with eagle and "U. S. A." at top, American flags sides and bottoms.
WWI sailor whose hat identifies him as having served aboard the USS Madawaska, a German vessel seized by the US government at the start of WWI and converted to a troop transport ship. Likeness mounted in a military style gold frame with eagle and "U. S. A." at top, American flags sides and wreath at bottom.
These oval frames are large - appx. 24" tall by 18" wide - and can be seen on the second floor. They are priced at only $175 each plus shipping if required.
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Whoever built the "Claustrophobia" (it was found in an old house here in Vicksburg) picked the right name for it, and did one heck of a job constructing it. Once it's given a push, it won't stop. It's that fast - "greased lightning," I think, is the appropriate term. The wheel bearings have grease fittings; the steel frame is practically indestructible. The builder placed the steering and brake "sticks" on either side of the seat, which is tilted toward the rear so that the driver is positioned semi-prone. A dark plexiglas windshield allows the driver to steer this sleek machine. He is fitted into a tight, dark, claustrophobic atmosphere, thus the machine's name. This vintage race car can be seen on the second floor. Asking price: $1,500.