Out of place like a land-bound ghost in the fog, yellow street lights, the low growl of the trolley underground electric hum. Another low hummed transformer buzz from the Jesus Saves sign at the mission, snap up your collar, quicken your pace. I can see it all coming back dream-like now, one more for the Read more about Biznes is Good[…]
Tattoo artists often employed popular characters for sample art boards hanging in their atelier. In this drawing by Thomas Berg, this pair from the comics are tossed in the mix with traditional sailors imagery of flags, dragons and, of course, mom. Jiggs and Maggie The humor centers on an immigrant Irishman named Jiggs, a former Read more about Luck of The Irish[…]
Attributed to Thomas Berg, c1920’s, this piece has been through the ringer. Chopped out section poses an interesting story: Piece taken home by a famous person to test out, contained Japanese imagery unpopular in WWII , or perhaps a bully just wanted a chop? We will never know but in the words of Jim Laporte Read more about Thomas Berg[…]
Cranes are common symbols and themes in the folklore of East Asia, including Japan. The Grateful Crane or the Crane Wife is a particularly well-known tale in Japan, see the resources below:“The Grateful Crane” (Japanese fairy tale) Thomas Berg, circa 1910 (Detail) Cranes are an important motif in Chinese mythology. There are various myths involving Read more about The Greatful Crane[…]
Tom Berg sheets previously laminated sometime in the recent decades but dating back to the earliest times of the 20th century find new life in harsh solvents and patient restoration. Learn how to remove glue based laminate from water color and inked paper while removing glue or rubber cement without damage in the process.