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Folk Art

Depicting Early American Crafts and Material Culture

Many objects in the collections, especially some furniture pieces and the engraved powder horns, can also be classified as folk art.


Hadley or Hatfield, Massachusetts, 1715-1720. Wood: red maple, beech, chestnut, red oak, white pine, basswood, cherry, sugar maple, pine, sycamore; paint. Gift of Dr. Ogden B. Carter, Jr. 96.036.


By Marietta Stebbins (1791-1820). Franklin County, Massachusetts, 1801. Textile: polychrome silk floss; unbleached plain weave linen. 86.086.