(0988) ‘Merican Joe Climbed the Tree

‘Merican Joe Climbed the Tree
FES Title:
[no title entered in day book]
Alternate Titles:
Date: 11/13/1920
Size: 36″H x 24″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: Hendryx, James B. “Out on the Trap Line.” The American Boy, February 1921: 7.
caption: ‘Merican Joe Climbed the Tree and a Few Minutes Later Connie Heard the Blows of His Belt Ax as He Hacked at the Limb That Held the Clog.

Hendryx, James B. Connie Morgan in the Fur Country. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1921: 156.
caption: “Mexican Joe climbed the tree and a few minutes later Connie heard the blows of his belt ax as he hacked at the limb that held the clog.”

Inscription: lr: F.E. Schoonover / ’20
Comments: index; edit
Commentary: In a probable typograhical error, the caption for the book uses ‘Mexican Joe’ rather than ‘Merican Joe which is used elsewhere. Later in 1920, this painting was altered by overpainting the man and the lynx and filling in other areas to create a landscape. See #988alt.
Provenance: See #988 alt
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