Trade Sign Depicting a Native American

 

 

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American, Possibly John Jamour (1849 (?) – after 1920), Philadelphia, later Manhattan

c. 1910

Iron with an early, probably original, polychromed surface.

Ht. 66”, W. 22”

Missing a portion of the base for many years.

Signed on the base, “Jamour”

Provenance: Edith Gregor Halpert, The Downtown Gallery; Terry Dintenfass; Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., “The Edith Gregor Halpert Folk Art Collection,” November, 1973, Lot 156; Private Midwest Collection.

Published: Edith Gregor Halpert Folk Art Collection, front and back cover.

Exhibited: New York, Downtown Gallery, “New Acquisitions,” 1960; Dallas, Neiman-Marcus, “American Fortnight,” Oct 16-28, 1961; New York, Museum of Early American Folk Art, April 1964; New York, “National Arts and Antiques Festival,” Madison Square Garden, November 1965.

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