Friday, December 18, 2015
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by Rick Doble
Drawings on birch bark by a 7 year-old Russian boy Onfim, about 1260 CE, Novgorod.
In the picture on the right Onfim wrote "I am a beast."
Contemporary painting by a child of her town in Slovakia.
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The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millennium General Assembly, ca. 1950-1964, by James Hampton. (Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum)
Made of tin foil from gum wrappers, light bulbs and other objects he found as a janitor, James Hampton in Washington DC USA created this piece of religious art during a 14 year period. When he died no one knew about its existence, and it was almost discarded until someone recognized its value; it was eventually placed in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC
James Hamtpon posted the following on his wall in his garage where he built 'The Throne': "Where there is no vision, the people perish" — Proverbs 29:18 (King James Version)
by Rick Doble
A New Year's Day mummer's costume and performance from the Mummers Parade in Philadelphia. Mummery, which is associated with Christmas, has been in existence since the early 1800s. Yet Mummery in various forms is an old tradition that goes back almost a thousand years. Groups that participate in the parade often spend a year designing and creating their outfits. You can see the new 2016 Philadelphia parade streamed live on your computer starting at 10 AM EST on January 1, 2016.
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Text, editing, design & research by Rick Doble. All images are from commons.wikimedia.org unless otherwise noted.