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Frank Frink's Colt .45 by artmouse

July 29th, 2009 2:46 PM

INSTRUCTIONS: Create a counterfeit artifact.

Ambrose Bechtle, b.1884, d.1957
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Shortly after my great-grandfather Ambrose Bechtle's death in 1957, my great aunts and uncles sold all of his land and the majority of his possessions (as stipulated in his will) and divided the profits amongst themselves. However, in the case of my grandmother, with whom he was the closest out of all his children, to her specifically he left a chest full of his most prized possessions.

The story accompanies the pictures...

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Ambrose Bechtle as a younger gentleman.
the chest, the lock
first peek inside...
Tools of the Trade
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Personal Documentation and Reference
Ericaceae Arbutus menziesii, The Pacific Madrone
handwritten and drawn reference
indexical list of genus found within his field book
Wildlife, Geological Specimens
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his favorite collection of Nature's curiosities...
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Memories
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He not only cherished his own possessions...
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posted by Spidere on July 29th, 2009 7:25 PM

The Necklace of the Subaltern Betrayer?

I think I'd need a "making of" before I understand what's happened here...this has an eerie feeling to it. Nicely done. :)

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posted by artmouse on July 30th, 2009 1:16 PM

now, a 'making of' would certainly take away from the fun of it being counterfeit, don't you think? ;)

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posted by artmouse on July 30th, 2009 1:18 PM

but if there are any specific questions about any aspect of my process, i'd be happy to indulge.

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posted by Bryce on July 29th, 2009 8:45 PM

You astound me. and I for some reason had a feeling that you were going to replicate your great grandfather's picture as part of the task. ( XD )

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posted by MonkeyBoy Dan on July 30th, 2009 1:39 AM

Full on alternate reality generation. Nice. Borderline dieselpunk, definite pulp sensibilty.

Thrill to astounding adventures of Ambrose Bechtle, two-fisted scientist-explorer as he travels the most remote and mysterious corners of the globe in search of the ultimate treasure - KNOWLEDGE!

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posted by Adam on July 30th, 2009 5:25 AM

Wow. Just wow.

I think that's enough.

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posted by Ben Yamiin on July 30th, 2009 6:31 AM

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posted by rongo rongo on July 30th, 2009 10:45 AM

You captured a wonderful eerie atmosphere.