LSU Rural Farm Life Museum and vintage animal art

March 23, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Posted in garden | Leave a comment
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I am in the process of moving.  Well, may I amend that to say that I have 1/2 of my house packed into boxes, and am pretty sure that we will be moving soon.  (yeah….maybe I jumped the gun a bit on the packing….)  Anyways, most of my craft supplies are in boxes, so it may be a little while before I am able to post a new project.  And lately I have been spending most of my time sorting through the myriad amounts of junk that we have accumulated over the last 5 years.

We went on a field trip to the LSU Rural Life Museum in Baton Rouge, LA.  Having been to similar places in Georgia, Florida, and Arkansas, I have to say that I was a little disappointed.   There were tons of buildings, but they were just sitting there with ropes blocking everything off, and the field trip guide really didn’t explain anything beside the basic facts.  If you were to go on your own, the only signs labeled the buildings, and maybe provided a few sentences of information.  There were several building that we walked into, but nothing too interesting.  If you have been anywhere similar I wouldn’t bother going.

I thought the moss on the fence was interesting, and the photo below shows bullet holes in the building where the original homeowners were murdered 100 or so years ago.

I also thought that the art on the wall in the school house would be of interest to someone.  There are all sorts of things that you can do with vintage graphics, although I’m not sure about the copyright information on this.   Everything was supposed to be around 150 years old, so I am assuming that it is in the public domain at this point.   Here is a cleaned up version, followed the photo I took (in an unlit building with my $20 yard sale find camera.)  I also really cleaned up the frog, because I like frogs, and think that he would be cute on a little bag.  My son is turning 5 in April, and I plan on making a few neat things for his birthday party so the frog will defiantly get used.  I wish the alligator was whole – it would have been cute too.

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