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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Country Store Counter Figure





Early 20th century folk art carved figure of a man. According to oral history, this figure stood on a counter in a Pennsylvania country store where customers would shake its hands.

Available at Anonymous Works.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

American Folk Art Scarecrow




Circa 1930's folk art scarecrow built out of branches, fenceboards and furniture pulls. According to tradition, this is one of six of these scarecrows, four of which went to the artist's children, and two went to galleries. This is one of those two. The other is pictured in the Ricco/Maresca book, American Primitive.

Available at Anonymous Works.