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    Posted 2 years ago

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    One more scavenged from 'somebody else's house clean out" because, simply, he intrigues me. <giggle> Standing about 28" tall, this guy seems to me to represent an African man with long hair and his drum leaning against something -- although the only marking on it (pic 4) reads "MEXICO". He's obviously had kinda a rough life, with lots of bumps and chips and abrasions to his surface, but he doesn't really look like he's actually *lost* any of his parts, maybe but for a toe or two. ;-) :-)

    I'm pretty sure this is what'd be termed "chalkware" -- please somebody correct me if I'm wrong. I'll also HAPPILY accept anybody's advice on what I should *do* with him, at least in terms of "leave as is" vs. "try to restore". Also if anyone has any suggestions on a potential age for it...I'd guess 1970's-80's but don't have any real clue about that either.

    HOPE Y'ALL ENJOY HIM! (and now where am I gonna *put* him in here...he's currently standing guard on my porch steps, but I'm (also) guessing a semi-exterior environment prolly isn't so good for items like this...??

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    1. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 years ago
      THANK YOUS to bobby725, Brunswick, Newfld, fortapache, and vetraio50 for also apparently sharing my interest in this guy and his drum!! I still can't say why for certain, but I still just find him interesting/fun on some weird level...go figure. Mebbe it's just the 'found for free' part...if I saw him in a junk store I might or might not look twice I suppose, nor even begin to think of forking over $ to buy him -- but that wasn't the case here now, was it...?? <LOLOL>

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