Merry Christmas

December 22, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Posted in Architecture, Paintings | Leave a comment


This small (5 x 7) card was painted as a holiday greeting by Grandfather Carpenter 1936.  It is the only still life in the collection; all of his other paintings are portraits, scenes, or architectural in nature.

 While a simple subject, this card was surely painted with lots of feeling and sentiment in order to send it as a Christmas card to family and friends.  In this year of 1936 he was in Daytona and struggling to revive his architectural career at the depth of the Great Depression.

 The original was never framed until it came into my possession and had suffered considerably from lack of care and much mishandling over the years, but is one of the treasured mementoes of the UnForgotten Man.

We wish all of you the best of Holiday seasons.



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