This year, we went to Shupp's Grove in Adamstown, PA. It's set nicely in a wooded area, and luckily the weather was good. When I go to these places, I am astounded at the amount of random crap on display. There's just tables & tables of STUFF of all kinds. Some of it is valuable antique, most of it is total junk, & much of it is probably open to interpretation.
I love to take pictures of the weirder and more humorous items I see at these markets. Since I'm a man of few wants & needs, I rarely see anything I actually want to buy. The one thing I'm a sucker for is books. This time, I did get an American Medical Association: Encyclopedia of Medicine for $1.
Anyway, here are some of the crazier items that caught my eye...
This creepy-ass clock man was one of the first things I saw:
I always notice monkey-related things for this blog.
Here's one made from a coconut shell:
Decorative Eggs, one of the collections of random items on display:
A phrenology bust by L.N. Fowler:
Another monkey item, this time a cookie jar:
My fiancée Loretta was confused by this wooden lady:
This large wood dragon carving was actually pretty cool:
A Native American stereotype figure:
"Smilin' Sam from Alabam'
The Salted Peanut Man"
One of the less racist depictions of African-Americans from yesteryear:
There's always guaranteed to be strange mannequin heads somewhere:
This was one of my favorites-
Pairs of dirty kids shoes being used as planters:
Last, but not least, "Farm Country Ranch: Action Rodeo Set"
Here is a family pic we took before we went to the dinner theater:
Sawyer & Micarelli Family
Greg, Mandi, Loretta, Paul M., Karen, Paul J., Sylvia, Joe, Johanna, & Justin