Art: Yankee Art

Everybody applauds folk art; New Hampshire has done something about it. Last week its League of Arts & Crafts put on its eighth annual fair in the hockey rink at Dartmouth College, Hanover. Attendance: 20,000. Sales: $10,000. On exhibition: the work of 2,000 Yankee citizens—tatting, wood carving, pottery, linoleum block prints, ironwork, jewel cutting (semiprecious stones), pins made from pine cones, baskets, buckwheat flour, etc. Most of it was spare time work done in back-street shops or snowbound, lamplit New England farmhouses. To meet stiff League standards, artisans can take lessons from...

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