Author Archives: George Crawford

About George Crawford

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee fiddler...mostly

New and Improved

That’s the idea at least.  I have been diligently working to re-write the Vardo building pages in such a way as to make them a little more instructive.  The benefit of hindsight has allowed me to address issues that seem … Continue reading

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Zenana Carriages, a minor mystery solved

Zenana– def. The place where the ladies reside. Origin: Urdu. Yesterday I posted this cabinet card image found on Tumblr and asked for help in identifying the style.  Crowd-sourcing research on the blog certainly works.  “KB” responded with enough key … Continue reading

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Any Information Please!

I discovered this cabinet card on http://joshuafountain.tumblr.com/. Wedding?  Circus?  Festival?  It certainly is some sort of novelty.  Maybe some kitschy ideas to spice up my own ride.

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Home Grown Music

As a undaunted woodworker I have made most of my musical instruments over the years.  I could never justify purchasing a high-end, high-quality instrument but I could make a reasonable proxy.  My interest has been rekindled in the last couple … Continue reading

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Raw and Gritty, Real Blues is Alive and Well

And this is just one facet of this all American genre. “The blues used to be dangerous, then it got packaged into an adult contemporary box and organized into TAB charts. Luckily, nobody has passed any laws demanding pure traditionalism. … Continue reading

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Old Time Music

The heart and soul of a people, no matter where you are.

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Family and Community in the Traveller’s World

Originally posted on Paleotool's Weblog:
Some great images of community around the caravan world.  We are at our best (and worst) in groups whether that is family or friends.  Humans are social animals.

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