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Cimarron or Bust: 1939

Cimarron or Bust: 1939

August 1939. "Statue by local artist. Cimarron, New Mexico." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

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Folk-art goddess?

Offhand, I'd guess this is an attempt at a mother-goddess figure, likely one with Aztec roots, quite possibly Tonantzin.

Give The Lady? A Big Hand! Please!

It's OK, she's ARMLESS. She wouldn't, and couldn't hurt a fly in her present condition.

I think that this is a statue of a HAND Maiden.

I think they clean this with ARM-OR All.

Ok that's it.

Art Class?

Does this statue still stand? Like maybe a headstone, or something? This is the worst example of art I could ever wish to imagine. I thought our "modern art" was bad.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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