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Folk Art Carved and Painted Uncle Sam Sculpture, circa 1920

Price: $2,800.00

Antique Folk Art Uncle Sam figure, circa 1920, a carved and painted silhouette of Uncle Sam cut from one board, retaining its original attached iron lawn stakes for mounting in the yard. The figure remains in remarkable condition for having weathered outside for many years. The wonderfully distressed surface shows greater chipping and loss of paint on one (the windward) side, and charismatic erosion and loss of some wood. The iron stakes remain firmly attached and very solid. These figures became popular during World War I in the Troy, New York area (the alleged birthplace of “Uncle Sam”); while some were likely just ornaments, many were fashioned to hold flags or mail boxes. This one was likely intended to hold a flag, the stress of which explains the loss of some wood at the arm. Measures: 68 in high x 9 ½ in wide x 1 in thick $2800.

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