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.