Monday, December 18, 2006

House art you may never see

In an article on the restoration of the Daniel Angell Tavern in the February issue of Early American Life, the writer mentions the discovery of signatures--probably of the building's original carpenters--and two portraits, drawn in wet plaster, of Native Americans--presumably also done by workmen--on sheathing under plaster upstairs. 

This reminded me of the artwork and messages done by the workmen at our house on the drywall, which was interesting and fun.  (I'm sorry I didn't photograph it.  There are photos with the tavern restoration article.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How interesting to realize that ofttimes people have a desire to leave a record of themselves and to personalize their work on private and public buildings down through the centuries.