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  LOCOMOTIVE INDIAN, FOUND IN UPSTATE NEW YORK, ca 1860-1890
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LOCOMOTIVE INDIAN, FOUND IN UPSTATE NEW YORK, ca 1860-1890

Paint-decorated, locomotive Indian, found in the town of Dryden, New York (near Syracuse). This wonderful sheet iron figural retains its original paint and has outstanding, original surface. Such objects can easily be mistaken for weathervanes, but they instead served as hood ornaments on early steam engines. One of Robert Bishop's books on folk art (the quintessential text) actually includes a photo of a steam train Indian in use. A tremendous addition to any collection of American folk art. ca 1860-1890.
   
Primary Color: brown, red, orange
Earliest Date: 1860
Latest Date: 1890
For Sale Status: Sold
Price Sold
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