Late 19th / Early 20th Century. You'll see that phrase often describing American folk art Sculpture. A real photo postcard dated 1914. Was this fellow in business 14 years earlier? Probably. This "Nantucket Merchant" has the standard Sailor whirligig and Whale weathervane, but the art-twirling Bear (second from left) never really took off. It's up to you if the crow on the right is real or not...cheap printing. Most of the crows around here won't let you get too close. (See his competitor below on the back cover of our new book)
Original Real Photo Postcard 1914 Collection Jim Linderman.
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