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June 23, 2013

Mapping Flowerpots

Joseph Sciorra

Pinpointing a New York City folk art.

June 20, 2013

Mosaic Flowerpots on Film

Joseph Sciorra
Decorated flowerpots from the 1971 film "The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight."

A 1971 movie reveals the mother lode of Brooklyn planters.

June 14, 2013

Variations on a Theme

Joseph Sciorra
Joseph Sciorra
Decorated planter, 1471 East 31st Street, Flatlands, Brooklyn.

Pattern in the Material Folk Culture of Brooklyn’s Decorated Planters

May 24, 2013

Flatlands Flowerpot Find

Joseph Sciorra
Joseph Sciorra
1293 and 1297 East 52nd Street, off Avenue J, Flatlands, Brooklyn.

More on the continuing saga of the mysterious planters.

May 22, 2013

Decorated Planters on Ralph Avenue, Brooklyn

Joseph Sciorra
Joseph Sciorra
Planter at 1141 Ralph Avenue, Flatlands, Brooklyn, 2013.

A new cache of beach pebble flowerpots in East Flatbush.

May 10, 2013

Operation Rescue Flowerpot

Joseph Sciorra
Joseph Sciorra
Decorated flowerpot at 1466 80th Street, Dyker Heights, Brooklyn.

Historic Preservation, Italian-American Style

May 1, 2013

Williamsburg Radicale

Joseph Sciorra
Joseph Sciorra

A brief note on the lost world of Italian-American radicalism.

April 11, 2013

The Wacky World of Arthur Piccolo

Joseph Sciorra
Arthur Piccolo
The title card from Arthur Piccolo's YouTube video.

Il Piccololismo rages ad nauseum.

February 13, 2013

Visiting Italian-American Ranchers in the West

Joseph Sciorra
Joseph Sciorra
Tomera Ranch, Elko county, Nevada, 2013.

Italian-American folklife.

February 7, 2013

Cowboy Couture

Joseph Sciorra
Joseph Sciorra
Reds Ranch, Lamoille, Nevada.

Fashion week in Elko, Nevada.