Monday, October 26, 2015

A Collection of Tiny Folk-Art Structures

Steven Burke and Randy Campbell’s collection of American folk art buildings started innocently enough almost three decades ago, when Mr. Burke spotted his first folk art house. Since then it has grown to 1200 little structures including churches with soaring steeples, quaint storefronts, bowling alleys, Art Deco theaters, Ferris wheels and farmhouses, all of them handmade and many dating to the late 19th century.

I'm a bit of a collector as well: Staffordshire dogs, Blue Willow china, Depression glass, small watercolours, old photographs of dogs, well-worn teddy bears, Inuit carvings etc. I am in awe of this collection and admit to coveting it.

More: The New York Times


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