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Tom Laughlin is proud to offer the recently completed, independently produced documentary,
"Wisconsin Barns---Touchstones to the Past". This 30-minute program aired on, and was completed
with the help of, Wisconsin Public Television. It profiles a number of barns around Wisconsin and
visits with historians, academics, farmers, a family rehabbing their barn and more. The show even
stops in at an annual Wisconsin county dairy breakfast. With stunning visuals, beautiful music and
much information for those with a barn project at hand, this show is a warm, family-friendly
program that pleases on many levels. You may notice it airing on public television stations in
Iowa, Twin Cities/Minnesota and Chicago. This program is a "must-have" for any barn enthusiast and is a great,
truly unique gift idea!
Price: $29.95 Shipping and Handling included. All major credit cards accepted.
This very special image is of a Wisconsin, USA local landmark restaurant
now gone. Reminiscent for some of Edward Hopper's 1942 oil painting,
"Nighthawks", this Kodachrome image captures a moment typifying the
traditional American small town cafe on a rainy night in 1987. The
restaurant operated for decades in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, USA under the
"Hanny's" family name and was recently sold out of that family. The greatly
renovated building still stands and is now known as "Medusa". It is being
operated by another local restaurateur offering a gourmet Mediterranean
cuisine. All original aspects of the Hanny's cafe were eliminated by the
Camera and film: Pentax Spotmatic F with standard lens and Kodachrome 64
film. Exposure was not recorded.
Litho Poster Print: Full color 18" x 24" litho on 80# Gloss Cover Stock with
varnish. Printing Press: Two-color 40" Heidelberg Sorsz, two passes.
Price: $19.95 plus $5.00 S&H. Standard mail in 3" tube. Signed and numbered
by Tom Laughlin.
The barn conversation continues as Tom Laughlin has generated another PBS
program about our old barns. Titled, "American Barn Stories and Other Tales
From the Heartlands", this show encourages people to save their barns if at
all possible and offers information on how to approach the project. With
another batch of quirky characters and a look at a number of old barns in
Wisconsin and Illinois, this program is guaranteed to please on many levels.
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