While global warming complicates the need for nourishment these days, from the perspective of our vintage poster reservoir we cruise along quite alright. Though the strengths of 75 or so years ago might have little to do for the ominous times we live in, we might still convey that here there are many fertile areas and farmers savvy enough to keep things humming.

Our focus in today’s blog is to maintain that the gusto of farm work and the gusto of enjoyment of food and drink are still well alive and kicking, in both corporate and artisanal versions. (Lose the virtues of food, and you’re truly lost.)

Our first instance involves an extended farm family headed toward their neighbors’–perhaps on the occasion of a new baby. (That the service promoted here pertains to hail insurance would be a striking prescience in alerting a crisis.) The sense of well-being and optimism is palpable–agriculture with powerful roots!

A treasure of fruit leaves the purveyor an aristocrat of planet Earth!

A market vignette, being a photo-op in the buzz of a busy day! (The hail insurance a presence again, but not a worry.) This would not be an occupation amongst a career of many savvy twists and turns. Carnal athleticism is not a small sidebar. And the products show it!

Here we have farm and table in the same moment! The farmer’s being eclipsed by the server, should not be cause for pique, but rather a distribution of the various joys in their hard work. The touch of regarding the olive oil as equal to vintage wine indicates how much love is being given.

A farmer? A model? A server? Regardless—there prevails a care for the vintage.

A farm being manned by women, during World War II. The table here would be all about soldiers. The temperament of the farmers would be out of the ordinary.

Now for the table, designated by farming muscle! This pre-World War I German vintage lithographic poster gives us muscle aplenty at the destination.

She doesn’t know where it came from, but she thinks the world of it!

Pity, that diners often disregard the treasures staring them straight in the face!


Nightclub c.1935; Geo Ham (Georges Hamel 1900-1972); 29 1/4″ x 39 1/4″

Doing it very well!!!

From a big sea to an intimate haunt.

An idyll of plenty for all!

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