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Danbury Hatter Barters Hats for Furs
1947
Draftsman:Drawn by HH Art Studios Inc. , American
Drawing; ink and gouache with graphite on white wove paper mounted to board
Primary Dimensions (height x width): 15 x 21 7/8in. (38.1 x 55.6cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Koopman and Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Schiro
Description: Drawing of a man meant to represent Danbury hatter Ezra Mallory bartering with Native Americans. Two men stand in the foreground; the man on the left is wearing a suit and a top hat. He holds another top hat in his hand, and also a feathered headdress. The man on the right is dressed in Native American style clothes, holds a peace pipe in his hand, and also wears a top hat. In the background there are three teepees and several other Native American men looking at a trunk, and laughing at the men with the top hats. To the right a man with a horse talks to another Native American man.
Use Note: Original drawing number 19 of a series of 53 done for G. Fox & Co.'s 100th Anniversary. The drawings appeared in The Hartford Courant as full size advertisements on Sundays from December 29, 1946 to December 29, 1947. It was later published in a book: G. Fox & Co. A Century in Connecticut. Hartford, 1948, p.19.
Inscription: Hand-written in pencil at the bottom left corner, "OK to mat". Other pencil notations are at the bottom right corner.
Object Number: 1980.93.11
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