Sunday, February 6, 2011

Tall scoutmaster's totem, 1920s

This totem was carved by Robert P. Richard Jr., scoutmaster in the 1920s for Troop 17 in Schenectady, N.Y. Richard died in 1946 and the totem passed to his son, who recently died at age 96. The family then sold the totem. It's beautifully made with great paint decoration, and an impressive 28 inches tall. The wingspan is 18 inches. 

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