Levi Fisher Ames: Menagerie

Levi Fisher Ames (1843-1923), woodcarver and storyteller, entertained early twentieth-century audiences with his "L.F. Ames Museum of Art," also known as "The Grand Museum of Art and Natural History, Whittled Out of Wood." A carpenter by trade, Ames gave up heavy work after he was injured in the Civil War in 1862. He took up carving and created a vast wooden menagerie depicting animals from around the world and bizarre or heroic characters from local legends and folklore, including the celebrated Black Hodag of Rhinelander, Wisconsin.
Essay by Leslie Umberger.

Levi Fisher Ames: Menagerie

General Public ($19.95)
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