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Prints376 of 683KEN PRICE, bold Sketch, "Turtle Cup on Wet Sand", signed and dated 1969Etching~Yale's Battell Chapel, 1914~Signed HML
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This picture was from an old house in Fall River, Massachusetts. It was built to house Mill workers and then in 1902 after the mills had closed it became a baby clinic. It also offered citizenship classes, and had one of the first libraries in the city( on one floor) In 1922, it became a preschool and is still a preschool today. I also have a circa 1875 aquarium from the same building. The picture measures about 20 1/4 by 46 1/2" . The inner measurement of the picture is 18 by 44 1/2. It is separted inot three sections by a black line or maybe the picture was cut out of something and put in a frame??? I haven't taken it out , it is hard to tell if the line is drawn on the picture. It is all nursery rhymes, some I have never even heard of before. The colors are yellow, green , blue, black, and grey. It is pen and ink. It has lots of fine details and it is covered with artwork. Pictures do not do it justice. I think it looks pre 1940, just by the way the characters are drawn, looks like old cartoon character type artwork. I love to look at all the fine details, must have taken a long time to do this. Not sure if it is original or print. My dad attended preschool there in the 30's but doesn't remember this picture being displayed. I did put to screws in the back to add wire to hang it but all the back is original, all wood I believe. Any info anyone could give me would be appreciated. I know a lot of the history of the building but nothing about this piece of artwork. I have never seen any nursery rhyme picture with so much detail and so many nursery rhymes, it really seems to be a unique piece!

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  1. guymannering guymannering, 2 years ago
    As soon as I saw this I thought "Jo Mora" He had several prints in a similar vein. Here is a link to one of them: http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/maps/jo_mora/ If you go to Google Images and search for Jo Mora you will see a lot more.
    I could not find your particular image any where--Could it be an original? Take care of it and let me know what you find out! charlesperry then an @ symbol then horizonsatellite.com It's a beautiful illustration!
  2. guymannering guymannering, 2 years ago
    Still thinking about your beautiful poster. Jaro Hess is a possibility.
    http://litandlaundry.blogspot.com/2008/09/vintage-thingies-thursday-land-of-make.html

    http://daddytypes.com/2008/03/11/freaking_out_children_since_the_1930s_the_land_of_make-believe_map_by_jaro_hess.php

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-R_n8mFrP4g4/UATVvvkLwEI/AAAAAAAAHgg/tdmSlrPeWQ4/s1600/dreammap-olderversion.jpg

    When I saw your picture I thought "Jo Mora"!! But when I saw a Jaro Hess picture I immediately thought of YOUR poster!
    (I really want to track it down!)
  3. zonoscope, 1 year ago
    This is wonderful-- I didn't know about Jo Mora , but I am a fan of Jaro Hess--thanks for sharing! I hope you track down the artist who produced this great work.

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