When we took a trip to the East Coast a few summers ago, Boston was one of our resting places. Of course, we had to check out Salem. I'd been there once before with my uncle, but Truman had never experienced the place, and I wanted to experience it with fresh eyes. Whilst there, we came across this interesting piece of ephemera-- a tourist souvenir booklet for Salem from the turn-of-century. We couldn't resist the cool witch graphics, and we were very pleased to commemorate our trip to Salem with an unique, antiquarian piece instead of a souvenir shop item that thousands of others keep in a box in their garage or attic.
FringePop is a showcase for uncommon and esoteric cultural artifacts. The focus is on unusual items from both popular and fringe culture, with an emphasis on subversive pieces. The items shown are from the author's personal collection, unless otherwise noted.
I am a pop culture buff and collector, who focuses on the odd, subversive, and fringe elements of Western culture. In 2005, I edited a book for Feral House called "Sin-A-Rama: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties." The vintage oddities in my collection include victoriana, sideshow, medical, and kitsch. I am also an amateur sewer, making clothing from vintage mod patterns.