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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!

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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 renovation.

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: $34.95 plus $6.00 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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