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Cayuga County Folk Art Sculpture on a Tree New York Carved Tree by Civil War soldier
Former Civil War soldier George E. Carr carved this high-rent neighborhood for birds in 1911, it was situated at Barber's Corner, a mile west of Sciopioville, three miles east of Levanna in Cayuga County. It was 18 feet high. The reverse indicates it was “built on a well-kept lawn” and “there are forty figures…which are painted in various colors to make them prominent.”
Cayuga County Totem Tree Postcard 1912 collection Jim Linderman / Dull Tool Dim Bulb