HOUSE BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD by Sam Walter Foss, A Buzza Motto

$169

Buzza Motto – House by the Side of the Road by Sam Walter Foss

HOUSE BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD was “Created by The Buzza Co., Minneapolis U.S.A. by arrangement with Lothrop, Lee & Shephard from the Dreams in Homespun, Copyright 1897 by Lothrop, Lee & Shephard.”

The first verse reads,

“Let me live in a house by the side of the road.
Where the race of men goes by, The men who are as bad as I.
I would not sit in the scorner’s seat, Or hurl the cynic’s ban;
Let me live in a house by the side of the road, And be a friend to man.”

HOUSE BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD is in its original frame, glass and backing paper. The brass hanger was replaced some time ago. The frame is quite nice. Panels on each side of the peach-tone are accented with thin, raised edges that appear to be a gold metal leaf. The motto itself is hand-painted using the black printed lines as an outline. Note the black ink reflects differently from the painted areas.

The black ink appears to be thicker, almost touching the glass, whereas the colorful watercolor seems to be absorbed by the paper. The frame is quite nice. It has raised thin edges on each side of the inside peach tone panel. The margins appear to be leafed with metal gold. There is a special sparkle and feel to leaf.

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