Monday, February 17, 2014

Civil War Folk Art Portrait on a Beech Nut Shell

Folk art carved portrait on a beech nut shell, said to be the likeness of James Joyner Jr., and carved by him shortly before his death at 46 in 1888. Joyner was the friend of Joseph F. Ridgaway, second in command aboard the Confederate Submarine "H.L. Hunley" and among the crew of eight who died aboard the vessel.

Photo credit: Mark Jeffrey

Clown Bicycle

Available at Copake Auctions.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014