The Turn of the Tune

The Turn of the Tune

Artist: Published by Currier and Ives
Type: Lithograph
Year: c. 1870
Size/Dimensions: H: 11", W: 14"
Origin: Gift of Charles Curb
Accession Number: 2001.22.2

The Turn of the Tune, is Arkansas artist E. P. Washburn"s companion piece to his more famous Arkansas Traveler painting, both of which he painted before 1859. By 1870, both paintings would be immortalized in lithographic print form by Currier & Ives, in New York City. The print features the traveler playing "The Turn of the Tune" on his fiddle for the squatter and his family. Below the print is text that recalls the conversation between the traveler (thought to be Arkansan Sanford Faulkner) and the squatter.

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The Turn of the Tune