Milwaukeeans of a certain age will remember WITI’s weather puppet, Albert the Alley Cat. Albert merchandise included a pin, a 45 rpm Christmas record, and the magnificent Albert Hat, shown here.
More information about Albert at the Milwaukee Public Library’s blog.
Including tiny lead soldiers and a pound of fake fat.
Manufactured for the Mexican tourist trade in the late 1950s. Purchased approximately seventeen years ago in Topanga Canyon, CA.
There’s a lot of material in this thing.
Made by Chicago artist Lisa Anderson. It lives on top of the bathroom cabinet and perplexes guests.
Lakeside Industries, late 1960s.
This hangs over our kitchen stove. The Northern Sun catalog carried it for years but stopped when I decided to get one. Found it years later on eBay.