Synopses & Reviews
The carved and painted figures collected in this exceptional book are excellent examples of a wide-spread American folk art tradition that flourished from the middle of the 18th to the end of the 19th-century. 183 photographic illustrations, 4 reproduced in full-color on the covers. List of illustrations. Extensive bibliography.
187 photos, 4 in full color, of ships figureheads, weathervanes, cigar store figures and more, along with history of each form and interesting sidelights.