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Uncle Sam on a High-Wheel Bicycle Whirligig

Uncle Sam on a High-Wheel Bicycle Whirligig

American, ca. 1910.
Carved wood, copper tubing, painted cord, metal, and tin.
Excellent ‘as found’ condition, losses wind-fan blades on high wheel, original painted surface, now oxidized.

A rare and unusual carved patriotic figure of an Uncle Sam with clothing made of wrapped cord painted red, white, and blue was most likely a whirligig and a wonderful example of American vernacular art from the early 20th c.

Dimensions: 25” h, 15 ½” (furthest point), 10 ¾”d. (base)

Item ID: FA-SO 149

Price: $5750

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