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Country Americana

A portrait of a man by self-taught Alabama artist Bill Traylor (circa 1854-1949), mixed media on paperboard, sold for $31,200 (includes buyer’s premium) to top the country Americana sale held by Garth’s Auctions on September 11 in Delaware, Ohio. Although sources disagree on his birth and death dates, fudging a year or two on each end, there’s no dispute that Traylor was born a slave on a cotton plantation in the American South and witnessed emancipation as a child before working as a sharecropper as a free man. Late in life, in 1928, he moved to Montgomery, Alabama, where years later he lived on the street. In 1939, while in his 80s, Traylor began dabbling in art, initially creating works o

Curating a Lifestyle: Weathering Your Decor

In a world full of creative repurposing, the transformation of industrial tools, equipment and salvaged architectural items to interior design has become almost commonplace. But, before upcycling was hip, Americana collectors were rescuing and repurposing all manner of antique utilitarian objects. Among the myriad of objects successfully transitioning from function to form, weather vanes are some of our most favorite. One of the earliest instruments of meteorology, weathervanes were critically important to alerting a community of changing weather patterns prior to the twentieth century. The earliest known weather vane was of the Greek god Triton, mounted atop the Tower of the Winds in Ath

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