Saturday, July 11, 2009

A Saturday Folk Art Showcase

(Above) click on image for larger view
Elijah Pierce, Couple Dancing
Elijah Pierce (1892-1984)
Hand painted bas-relief wall hanging.

height: 25.4 cm (10”)

depth: 1.9 cm (.75”)
width/length: 24.13 cm (9.5”)

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Life-Sized Goat on Wheels
circa 1890
Wood, polychrome, bone, animal hair, glass eyes.
Possibly used for Odd Fellows Rituals.

height: 96.52 cm (38”)
depth: 53.34 cm (21”)
width/length: 114.3 cm (45”)

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Hand-Carved Relief Map of USA
circa 1950
Each state individually carved then pieced together.
Each state has a symbol representation. Oak frame with white oak background.

height: 45.72 cm (18”)

depth: 2.54 cm (1”)
width/length: 62.23 cm (24.5”)

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Newspaper Log Cabin
circa 1932
Unusual House made from Newspapers
Made by Bertha Blackburn
Blue Ribbon winner of 1932 State Fair (ribbon included)
Front door opens, glass windows.

height: 71.12 cm (28”)

depth: 55.88 cm (22”)
width/length: 60.96 cm (24”)

(Above) Side view, Newspaper Log Cabin
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HERE ARE SOME SELECTED FOLK ART IMAGES FROM 1stdibs, objects that for me have a strong sense of authenticity. I especially like the newspaper log cabin. Made from rolled up newspapers from the American Depression years, this house won a blue ribbon in a 1932 State Fair.


Jan said...

I would imagine the log cabin would be most people's favourite - it's definitely mine.
Thanks for the showcase.

Maureen said...

Cabin is clever, but I'm loving that goat.

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