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page of childhood drawings
  • Coy Avon Seward
    1884–1939
    born: Chase, Kansas, United States ; died: Wichita, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • page of childhood drawings
  • Where object was made: United States
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 45.6 x 61 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 17 15/16 x 24 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 45.6 x 61 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 17 15/16 x 24 in
  • Gift in memory of Dorothy Seward Thompson and Mabel Drew Seward
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0197
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Double-sided, with one side featuring a large composition of a bird (probably an eagle) standing on a shield bearing stars and stripes. Three crossed arrows fill the LL corner of and floral motif fills the CR. The bird has been hand-colored with stripes and fields of orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. On the reverse side, the sheet has been divided by vertical lines into four sections, each column filled with various drawn animals, plants, and/or figures. In the left column are patriotic symbols, birds, and turtles. In the second column are turtles, Indians, and fruits. In the third column are birds and horses. In the right column are cows. Some of the designs in the left column have been hand-colored with blue, white, yellow, and orange crayon.