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Object ID # 1957.006.003
Object Name Model
Title Folk Art Model of a Settler's Shanty
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Date 1950s?
Year Range from 1920
Year Range to 1957
Artist Capel, John
Made Capel, John
Place of Origin Owen Sound, Grey County
Description This is a folk art model of a shanty, depicting the type of first settler's home in Grey County. It is wooden, with a nailed construction. The log cabin style had round-ended logs. There is a plain door frame and a four-grooved door. There are no windows. The roof is made with hollowed-out log halves, set in opposing directions so that the roof drains? The wood has a brown stain applied to it.
Provenance This model was made by John Capel (date unknown), a retired Industrial Arts teacher who had taught at Dufferin School, in Owen Sound, Grey County.
Collection Folk Art Collection
Material Wood/Metal/Stain
Dimensions H-22.5 W-38.5 L-32.5 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Capel, John
Subjects Settlers
Function Documentary artefact