Historical Art PhotoNews Posters Circa 1946 - 1952
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987 Pieces In Hand-Carved Chandelier
Makes Model Structures w/Toothpicks, Glue Patience
76-year-old James Homer Dwight, Atlanta, Ga., wields a clever pocketknife in his spare time when he isn't carpentering. The chandelier he is working on, shown above, contains 12 stairways, 64 stair steps and 57 electric light bulbs.
F.C. Harris, Fullerton, Calif., used 6,000 toothpicks to make the bridge shown in foreground., It is eight feel long, weighs one pound. The other bridge required 25,000 toothpicks and will support a 75-pound load. The model at left is a Forest Ranger Lookout Tower.
Artist Paints Portraits On Eggs
Model Engine Hobbyists Hold National Convention
Left: Graham Dale, of Hollywood, Calif., has a hobby of characterizing famous personalities on eggs. Right: He also fashions "apartments" within an eggshell. Above: Three of the hundred or more eggs that Dale has painted are I. to r. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Ed Wynn, and British wartime Field Marshall Montgomery.
Some 300 builders of small scale steam locomotives who are members of the "Brotherhood of Live Steamers" demonstrate their models at Danvers, Mass., convention. 1. One of the "roundhouses" on the model 2,000 ft. track. 2. General view. 3. Hobbyist tunes up model of an English engine. 4. Two engines "highball" along the "main line."
Models Of Early “Horseless Carriages”
Arthur Salmons of Hynes, Calif., exhibits some of his one-sixth scale models of early cars which he builds as a hobby. Horns toot and steering wheels work, but the models are not self-propelled. L. to r.' 1902 Oldsmobile; 1911 Ford; 1904 Cadillac Runabout; 1918 Chevrolet, and 1911 Ford Model T three-passenger roadster.
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Hobby - Horses And Wagons
Assembles Miniature Carvings Inside Light Bulbs
Photos show Lee L. Ward, Eagle Rock, Calif., 65-year-old hobbyist, with some of the hundred-odd different model buggies, wagons, carts, etc .. he has built to scale. Horses are of balsa and pine, with manes of frayed rope. Harness is real leather.
1. Bob Searight (with his wife) of Long Beach, Calif., uses old light bulbs, from 10 to 1500 watts in size, to house miniature carvings of American scenes. 2. Left to right, bowling alley, barbershop, covered wagon. 3. He first puts in a piece as large as he can get through the neck, and then uses a wire, blue, etc., :to add the other pieces.
Builds 3-Dimensional Setting In Match Boxes
Miniature 7-Room House Completely Furnished
Smallest Book In The World
Carves Statues In Giant Tree Trunks
Skilled craftsman Ray A. Herbeck of Milwaukee, Wisc., has an interesting hobby. He is shown here, working on one of his 6-feet-to-the-inch scale models of a log-cabin interior, made of spaghetti, tinfoil, screening wire, pinheads, gum, etc., and all contained in the narrow confines of a regular match box.
It took some three years for Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lethin of Glendale, Calif. to build this miniature house on a scale one inch to the fool, and furnish it with every sort of household article, tiny telephones, little lamps that light, etc. Mrs. Lethin is shown beside the house. Other photos show interior view, and the doll-sized bar.
Dudley C. Carter, forest engineer of Granite Falls, Wash., uses razoredged axes to carve figures out of the giant cedars near his home. 1. Carter, on platform at right, works on carving that will be 120 ft.high. 2. This one is called :Lady With Birds". 3. He named this "Mountain Maiden".
Heinrich Schmitz, called the world's champion miniature writer, shows a n-page book containing 666,666 words, so small it is easily balanced on a match. Schmitz was a bearer of secret messages for German Intelligence during the war, and claims to have written 5,360 words on the back of a postage stamp.
15-year-old Norma Globerman of New York spent a year and a half of her spare time and used 30,000 toothpicks to build this model of the USS Missouri. Miss Merry Alan looks it over at the 11th Annual Hobby Show of the American Hobby Federation exhibition at Hearns.