Thursday, April 26, 2007

RARE Old Photo of Anonymous Carver of Articulated Figures

Came upon this extremely rare glass negative of an anonymous folk artist with his articulated figures. Finding the original figures is hard enough these days, but actually discovering photos of the folk art in its original context is almost unheard of! I remember a few years ago seeing a 19th century cabinet card that had a very rare image of a southern face jug on it. It was jaw-dropping to see and I regret not saving a .jpg of it (the piece ended up selling for over $ 800.00!).

One of the many projects that I would love to do, but sadly may never get to, would be to produce a book a photos of folk art in their original settings. Who knows? Maybe it will happen some day...

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