1937-38 Original Art Portfolio Created By Fifth Grade Student William Kelly Scranton Public Schools Grade 5 Mary Finnerty Teacher
(Americana - Art - Education - 20th Century)

Scranton, PA: Not Published, 1937. F Small construction-paper portfolio, titled "Art" with applied mauve & yellow stylized floral cover motif. Contents include: a chalk & color crayon horse & rider snow scene; pencil drawing of a cylinder shape or pail; letters cut-out from construction paper and applied to backer-sheet stating "Be Careful"; a composed sheet with a magazine illustration cut-out of a goldfish and two color fabric samples which are noted below in pencil as representing "Balance, Repetition, Rhythm"; a construction-paper collage of a yuletide-decorated candle-lit street lamp; a construction-paper color wheel and blocks of color comparisons below; a construction paper plant, applied to backer paper; ink wash drawing of a tree; ink and watercolor painting of a landscape; two Valentine cards decorated in ink, applied paper and gold and purple gilt hearts; hand-colored pattern of flowers; an Easter Greetings card with cut-out rabbit and applied color and construction-paper mittens and scarf; a group of fruit-and-leaf construction paper forms; a geometric pencil-drawn house or shed; a bedroom interior with lined wallpaper and subtle orange accents, twin beds with floral bedstead decoration, end table and lamp, all made from construction paper and glued-on to the backer sheet. With a piece of black construction paper used to make lettering with some alpha forms penciled on and a group of academic-related material - report card, pencil map of the U.S., a few math test sheets and handwritten essays on George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and an essay on the Language of Color. Usually, each piece signed on the front or back William Kelly Grade 5. Approx. 9" x 12" size; the backer sheets of a poor quality and with edge-chipping and splitting; most of the artworks were done on better paper and remain in good condition overall. Good Paperback (Item ID: 24750)


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