An utterly delightful Southern Folk Art Museum piece originated from a Savannah, Georgia teenager named Marion Erwin dated July 16th 1881. This whimsical yet very much allegorical masterpiece has the following words of wisdom beautifully inscribed under the artwork that flows evenly and beautifully with the message.
Life is a Frog Pond in which the loudest croakers swim the shallowest, longest "bill" reaches the biggest minnow, and happiness is as slippery as an eel.
July 16th 1881 Marion Erwin
This work of art was found in a pre-Civil War teenage girls autograph book from Charleston, South Carolina which is presently listed in my store. That book has inscriptions to her slaves and friends.
I have been blessed to own a small number of Southern Folk Art masterpieces. They are as rare as hen's teeth on a white buffalo.
This piece rest firmly on that White Buffalo's back.
4 x 7 inches; inscription on verso from friend in Savannah dated earlier in the year 1879.