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Many amateur craftsmen created unique folk houses and other architectural buildings from the mid-1800s to the early-1900s. The one displayed here evokes something from a fairy tale. This fanciful house has decorative wooden shingles with an elaborate rooftop and entryway finials. The house's wooden front and back façades mimic bricks, while a small side addition appears to be a chapel attached to the house. Folk house is courtesy of the collection of Ian Berke. See "#AmericanFolkArt: An Enduring Legacy", on display, pre-security, in the International Terminal. http://bit.ly/AmericanFolkArt

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This image was posted on May 04, 2018.