Folk Art GAR Sign for Berksire Post 197, Massachusetts
Carved and hand-painted wooden sign, 41 x 23 in. Comprised of four pieces of wood, this GAR post sign is presented in the form of crossed swords, each complete with hand-forged metal pommel and guard, topped by an American eagle, which is perched on a thin strip of wood with the hand painted phrase, Brothers in War and Peace. The carved eagle and thin horizontal strip are lined with jute rope. The crossed swords are hand painted with Berkshire GAR Post. No. 197 and Fraternity Charity Loyalty as well as small sunbursts.
An exceptional folk art display representing Berkshire Post 197, which was organized in Pittsfield, MA, in March of 1889.
Light surface wear to sign, with few scattered scratches on back.