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The Folk Art Carvings of Archie Zimmerman 1861-1961

A newly discovered American folk artist

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Antique American Folk Art Carving

Antique American Folk Art Carving

In the early nineteenth century, many Staffordshire potters popularized the whippet in their whimsical figural groupings. This popularity spread to America, and soon local potteries in the United States began producing wares that utilized the whippet's form. Today, stoneware whippets made by early Pennsylvania potters are highly coveted. There is no doubt that Zimmerman would have seen whippet figurines in his childhood. Zimmerman's whippet is pictured in midstride atop its clover base.