"Omnibuses, exceeding a hundred in number, roll incessantly over the paved streets, administering equally to the purposes of business and pleasure…forming an object of such prominent attraction, as to cause New York not inaptly to be termed "The City of Omnibuses""
—New York Gazette and General Advertiser 1834

"Omnibuses, exceeding a hundred in number, roll incessantly over the paved streets, administering equally to the purposes of business and pleasure…forming an object of such prominent attraction, as to cause New York not inaptly to be termed "The City of Omnibuses"" —New York Gazette and General Advertiser 1834

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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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