Thistlethwaite Americana | Pair of Florida Street Scenes
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Pair of Florida Street Scenes

Harry Hutchinson Shaw (Florida/Louisiana/Ohio/Mexico, 1897-1989)
watercolor on paper

Two Florida rural country town scenes, one depicting a street with Fish Market and two African American children; the other depicting a produce stand and frame house with African American male figure. Both pencil signed lower right and one dated “’41”.

Possibly portraits of Eatonville Florida, the first all-black city to be incorporated in Florida, established by former slaves in 1887 two decades after the Civil War ended.

Why we love it:  Eatonville was the home of Zora Neale Hurston, author of Their Eyes Were Watching God.  These paintings bring to life this remarkable town.

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