Antique Folk Art Sign - "Stop and see the Indian Kettles Free" - Hand Painted

A simply marvelous hand painted wooden Folk Art Sign advertising a tourist attraction... the Indian Kettles of the Lake George area. Known as Indian Kettles, these deep smooth holes are craters in the bedrock which folklore says the Indians used for cooking, but are actually created by the swirling action of water, small rocks, and pebbles over stone for many years. I Googled the name and found an interesting 1899 article from the NY Times.

The arrow shape of this piece is fantastically graphic, and the hand painted lettering is charming, with the "F" displaying a quirky flourish. And I must say, the green and white is so very Adirondack, reminds me of summers I spent at Lake Paradox where the wonderful old commodious Adirondack furniture was always painted just this green.

CONDITION is as you see it, the sign is worn, one side more so as is always the case with double sided signs like this... with what I would call patina. Please take a look at the photos. Measures 11 1/2" x 40" x 3/4" thick. Full 3/4" lumber is not a modern milling standard.

If you love signs like I do, you'll be captivated by this charming example. Enjoy!

Item ID: RL-969

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$750 USD

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Marni Bakst, Verbank, NY   

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