Almartha House

Almartha House

Title: Almartha House
Original: $250.00
Size: 5” x 7”
Medium: Pen & Ink and Watercolor
Location & Date: Almartha, MO – May 2001

George’s Postcard Note: Houses like this are truly “gone with the wind”! I did this card as if it was the old-fashioned 50’s-style postcard, often with a mundane image for its picture. Being in Missouri looking at this simple farm house with the car parked next to it certainly recalls the great American dream of the recent past – even President Truman’s administration when electrification of this rural area happened. The simple pyramidal porch columns are typical of the period. I would like to know where this shape style came – pattern books were commonly used – but just as likely from a carpenter’s imagination.