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Wooden Folk Art Objects645 of 680The 3 faces of EveFOLK ART HAND CARVED MAN & WOMAN
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Posted 7 years ago

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The June 8, 2010 auction at Heritage Auction Galleries which set a record for a Cigar Store Indian (over $200,000) may mean what you are seeing above is a few million dollars worth of wood. A Real Photo Postcard, circa 1940, of a most extraordinary collection of carved trade store figures. Quite a group. The which set the record sold had exceptional original paint, and often these figures have had repaints over the years. The last photograph, a particular favorite of mine, shows my father and a friend, circa 1935, likely in upstate New York.

Anonymous Real Photo Postcard (Group of Carved Trade Figures and Cigar Store Indians) circa 1940 Kodak "EKC" logo on reverse Collection Jim Linderman

See Also the book In Situ: American Folk Art in Place which shows a number
of similar original period photographs and Real Photo Postcards of American Folk Art being made or in place.


  1. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
    Wow they're fantastic! Thanks for posting JimLinderman. They'd be worth millions now surely. They're a great part of social history, i love them.

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