"Checkers Up at the Farm"--answer

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"Checkers Up at the Farm"--answer

Postby Mr. Checkers on Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:12 pm

By John Rogers--1877. Today this is very costly to acquire. "Checker Trivia question of the Day". What was the original cost of this fine piece of checker sculpture in 1877. (Cont.)
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Re: "Checkers Up at the Farm"

Postby Palomino on Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:54 am

John Rogers (1829-1904)
John Rogers was born in Salem, Massachusetts, but spent his early life in many places in New England and the Midwest, including Cincinnati. Rogers created plaster figural groups from 1859 to 1892 on the subjects of everyday life, the theatre, Shakespeare, the Civil War and horses. He created about 80 of these humorous genre images and purportedly over 80,000 casts were made. At a time when it was in vogue to have parlor statuary in one
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