An eagle-eyed reader spotted this photo at the National Portrait Gallery in London – Sir Winston Churchill in 1944 in North Africa with Field Marshal Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis (sorry, had to include the full name) and Wladyslaw Anders, a Polish army general.
And look! To Churchill’s right is an excellent example of a Roorkhee chair with canvas covers. The chair has square blocks at the tops of the legs, a type I have seen before but never built. If my memory serves me right the feet finish with somewhat of a stake-like point, perhaps to dig into the terrain.
After building about 25 Roorkhee chairs since researching my book “Campaign Furniture,” the amusing fact is that I haven’t built one for myself. I still have just enough latigo leather and mahogany to do the job. I just have to find the time.
Read more about this photo from its description at the National Portrait Gallery here.
Because of some weirdness we are going to do a second and smaller run of letterpress Anarchist Tool Chest posters this week.
We’ll only be making 500 this time and they’ll be in a slightly different hue of ink. We probably will have a few to sell on the website (and at our storefront in Covington, Ky., on May 14) but we have to increase the price to $25 (that price includes domestic shipping) so we don’t lose money on this project.
What was the weirdness? We had more posters spindled or mutilated during shipping and have to replace a lot more than we anticipated. Also, we ended up with fewer posters than we planned (still trying to figure that one out).
So if you are still lacking for one of these posters, hang tight and keep your eye on this blog. By the way, a few readers have asked how they can be notified of things like this. We don’t have a spambot – I mean newsletter – but you can sign up to receive an email from WordPress every time we post a new blog entry. Look at the top of the right rail of the blog and you’ll see “E-mail subscription.” Enter your email address in that box to sign up.
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