Robert Frank Visit – An Eye Opening Experience

Robert Franks Picnic

Picnic with Friends at Robert Frank abode in Lompoc, California

Robert Frank Visit – An Eye Opening Experience

6 April 2011

Apple-Touch-IconABack in October 2010, Pam and Randy Selenak (pictured at ends of table) from Orange County, California called Bob Ferraro and I asking if we would like to make a special trip and visit to see Robert Frank in Lompoc, California. We would all have a picnic and see his museum. Wow, this was exciting. I had a blast looking at great Bitters, Whiskeys, Mineral Waters, Fruit Jars, Marbles, Insulators, Fire Grenades, Minerals, Toys, Arrowheads, Artwork etc, etc. Robert is definitely an interesting and eccentric character. I found him to be intelligent, passionate and highly charged.

I’ve posted a few pictures from our visit.

Robert Franks Bottles

Built in Light Boxes Really Show off the Bottles.

Pair of Cassin's Bitters

Two Killer Cassin’s… Stunning Bottles

Dr. Wonser's Bitters Run

Some Great Dr. Wonser’s Indian Root Bitters

The Genuine Grange Flask

The Genuine Grange Flask in a Legendary Color

Pacific Congress Running Deer Mineral Waters

Franks Whiskeys

Line of JH Cutters

Franks Fire Grenades

A nice cabinet of Glass Target Balls

Franks Insulators

Robert Franks Insulator Museum

Franks Marbles

Some really nice Sulphide Figure Marbles

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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One Response to Robert Frank Visit – An Eye Opening Experience

  1. Mike Dolcini says:

    I am the one responsible for digging the “Genuine” in a “legendary color”. It came from a shallow privy in the backyard of a Sacramento Victorian built in 1896. It was the second home constructed on the property; the first being a smaller 1850s house that was removed to allow for the “new” one to be built.

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