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Anderson, Brooke Davis & Linda Beatrice Brown.
Forget Me Not. The Art & Mystery of Memory Jugs.

Diggs Gallery, Winston-Salem State University: 1996.

The first question this unusual exhibition catalog asks is, what are memory jugs, anyway? The answer seems threefold- they are/were memorials for deceased loved ones, specifically African-American memorials to be placed on the grave of the deceased loved one, and/or a folk craft to be practiced to while away rainy afternoons. Examples of all types are illustrated and discussed here, though due to the anonymous nature of the craft, hard information can be difficult to pin down. The jugs illustrated here were loaned from both private and public collections for what was the first exhibition featuring them ever held. A most uncommon catalog on a most uncommon subject.

Softcover. 6"x9", 36 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Minor soil.

Inventory #: 35824
Price: $ 85.00      

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