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Folk Art from The American Museum in Britain

The scope of the American Museum’s folk art collection ranges from the late eighteenth to early twentieth centuries. Important works include over 240 American quilts, 40 paintings from the early nineteenth century, 30 santos from New Mexico, and scrimshaw signed by Frederick Myrick (1808-1862). There are also diverse sculpted pieces which include monumental Cigar Store Indians, trade figures attributed to John L. Cromwell (1805-1873) and Charles Parker Dowler (1841-1931), a Mohawk figurehead, weathervanes crafted as Native Americans, a late nineteenth century carousel giraffe, and a carved eagle whittled by Wilhelm Schimmel (1817-1890).