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Lebanese postage circa 1960

Source: Portland State University library image archive

Lebanese postage circa 1960

Source: Portland State University library image archive

Iraqi postage circa 1960

Source: Portland State University library image archive

Iraqi postage circa 1960

Source: Portland State University library image archive

Postage of the Phillipines circa 1955

Source: Portland State University library image archive

Postage of the Phillipines circa 1955

Source: Portland State University library image archive

Pakistani military hat circa 1960

Source: Portland State University library image archive

Pakistani military hat circa 1960

Source: Portland State University library image archive

First boundary markers in America.

via Amy Ruppel

First boundary markers in America.

via Amy Ruppel

everybell:

Paper clocks, via Katwood.

everybell:

Paper clocks, via Katwood.

thrifted rooster plate (via paperbullet)

thrifted rooster plate (via paperbullet)

Not sure what this is, but I’d like to think it’s a quilt.

eyelikechips:

wolfli

Not sure what this is, but I’d like to think it’s a quilt.

eyelikechips:

wolfli

About:

Folk Object is an ongoing collection of graphic objects derived from the ornament & utility of folk culture. It's curated by Clifton Burt.

"The folk object stands outside both time and space. It signifies historicity and otherness...
The objects are less objects of ownership than of symbolic intercession, like ancestors. The marginal object stands outside the myth of progress embodied in modernity."
-Jean Baudrillard

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