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Why Don't You Speak for Yourself, John?
  • John Rogers
    1829–1904
    born: Salem, Massachusetts, United States ; died: New Canaan, Connecticut, United States
  • Why Don't You Speak for Yourself, John?, 1885
  • Where object was made: United States
  • plaster, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 56 x 43.2 x 33 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 22 1/16 x 17 x 13 in
  • Gift of Miss Lila Grayson
  • Not on display
  • 1947.0025
Description
Literature

Plaster group, painted tan, of a male and female figure (identified as John and Priscilla Alden). The female figure is sitting at a spinning wheel. The male figure is standing behind a ladderback chair with a hat in his hand and a cloak on the chair. "Why don't you speak for yourself, John?" is inscribed on the base, with "John" and "Priscilla" under each figure.