Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Originally uploaded by bleak!

Friday, November 25, 2011

WWII Era American Nativity.

Here is an incredible, WWII era Nativity set by the Transogram Company.
This set is labeled with pride as "American Made."
Before the war broke out, most Nativity sets (and other seasonal decorations) were imported from Germany. With the involvement of the United States in the war against the Axis powers, products from Germany were banned and American citizens were encouraged to buy "American" to showcase their patriotism and support for their sons fighting abroad.

 This Nativity set is an imitation of earlier German Nativity figures. These figures however, are cast in plaster as opposed to their continental counterparts which are mostly made of composition paper-mache. Check it out at my ecrater store.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

El Alma de Maria

Here's a lovely retablo of "El Alma de Maria" or the "The Soul of Mary." Such depiction of the Virgin Mary is also known as the "Nuestra Senora de la Paloma," or "Our Lady of the Dove." Check it out at my ecrater store.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Dia de los Muertos

Originally uploaded by bleak!