While scouting cool stuff for my farm store, I found this classic vintage framed photo of a boy in overalls with a basket of apples. His lips are pursed - I guess he is whistling. It looks to me like a hand-colored photograph. In tiny white letters on the bottom left it says "Copyright 1901, Campbell Art Co, Elizabethtown NJ. In the right-hand corner it says 276, G.W. Wacce, Phila. Perhaps Wacce is the photographer.
In an Internet search I found a site devoted to the Campbell Art Co, and have sent them an inquiry; I'd love to know more about this image.
I am attracted to shiny objects, nostalgic knicknacks, detailed doodads, whimsical whatnots, things handmade or hokey. I am a sucker for under-appreciated, original art that somehow ended up at a garage sale or Goodwill.
I admit it, I have an irrepressible thrift store habit.