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WONDERS OF AN UNDERGROUND WORLD (Feb, 1909)

The Wieliczka Salt Mine looks pretty amazing.

WONDERS OF AN UNDERGROUND WORLD

By BERLIN CORRESPONDENT

TECHNICAL WORLD MAGAZINE

WELL known to European tourists but passed by most globe trotters —who in their hurried journey across seas and continents, have no time to bestow on anything outside of the beaten tracks—are the salt mines of Wieliczka, Galicia, whose origin is lost in the darkness of the times, while their history is traced to about 1000 A. D. After being temporarily abandoned as a consequence of Tartar incursions and the resulting depopulation and impoverishment of the country, they were restored during the reign of Boleslas by immigrating Hungarian miners.

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Focal Point Art (Oct, 1937)

A hemisphere is just geometry, but a semisphere, that’s art.

Focal Point Art

THOSE who have not developed that esthetic sense of art so necessary to appreciate a “fur-lined cup and saucer” which the surrealists exhibited (and which was illustrated in a previous issue of this publication) will acknowledge that Robert H. Blickenderf has developed something equally striking— yet, when properly viewed, possessing all those elements of art which have been expounded by the great masters.

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Meet A Metal Master (Dec, 1950)

Sadly, it doesn’t seem that Mr. Bonson’s work ever became very popular. A quick Google search on his name only comes up with his wife’s 2011 obituary and an endorsement for his 1974 attempt at a seat on the Eugene city council.

Meet A Metal Master

The nation’s top stores sell the copper and brass products of a bearded Oregonian whose salesmen won’t let him shave.

R. HARLOW SCHILLIOS

Louis Frank Bonson of Eugene, Oregon, is a kindly man who loves his work, takes a lot of pains with it, and does not care whether he makes a great deal of money. Despite this, he can scarcely keep up with the orders that are flooding him from America’s most distinctive gift shops.

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LEARN TO DRAW RACIST CARICATURE (Feb, 1909)

LEARN TO DRAW

By mail at home or in our Resident School. Men and women artists earn good salaries at easy work. Individual, practical instruction. We guarantee proficiency or money refunded. Positions assured. Illustrating, Cartooning, Commercial Designing:, Mechanical, Architectural, and Sheet Metal Pattern Drafting taught by instructors trained in Europe and America. Advisory Board approves lessons. Test work sent free to find out your needs and probable success. Tell course wanted.

Acme School of Drawing, 1272 S. St., Kalamazoo, Mich.

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TWINKLE TOES (Feb, 1951)

TWINKLE TOES

BALLERINA HARRIET TALBOT BLAZES A TRAIL TO STARDOM WITH HER LEAPS EVER SINCE

Picasso took to painting pictures in the air with lights, imaginative photographers have followed suit in this new medium of atmosphere and electricity.

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HOW TO PLEASE YOUR WIFE (Feb, 1951)

Not the article I thought it was going to be.

HOW TO PLEASE YOUR WIFE

IF YOU’VE ever paused before a surrealistic sample of Salvador Dali’s modern art and wondered what the famous painter was trying to convey—brace yourself for further bewilderment. Nowadays you’re likely to see Dalis is being worn as well as hanging in museums.

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Artist Makes Pasteboard Masks (Jan, 1935)

Artist Makes Pasteboard Masks

A NEW sculptor’s medium has been devised by Stanislaw Raczinsky, Polish artist, who utilizes colored pasteboard, skillfully cut and clipped together, to make striking, modernistic masks.

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King of the Dummies (Dec, 1955)

Modern Arts-Ancient Skills – King of the Dummies

To Frank Marshall the famous McCarthy is only one of a family of hundreds of brash wooden midgets he has carved in the past 40 years.

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Sand-Blast Artist (Dec, 1955)

Sand-Blast Artist

A student of Old World glassmaking and sculpture creates his own new medium.

THE use of sculpture and glass in religious art is an old story, but Duncan Niles Terry has combined these elements to produce beautiful sculptured glass that graces a number of churches and religious institutions. Glass has interested Terry since childhood, and in addition to his regular art training he spent years in Europe delving into the mysteries of working with Old World blown and stained glass.

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Scratched Metal Murals (Dec, 1952)

He wound up having quite the career before he passed away in 1966.

Scratched Metal Murals

SHEET aluminum rubbed with steel wool is used by Nikos Bel-Jon of San Francisco to create unusual murals. Greek-born Bel-Jon, who was an artist in Greece and Paris before coming to the United States in 1946, spent 4 years developing his aluminum art technique.

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