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How Henry Farny Won the West (2/19/09)
This American Indian scene in gouache, Summoned by the War Chief, by Henry F. Farny sold for $918,000 at a June 17, 2006 auction.Cincinnati was home to a burgeoning community of artists during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, creating a period … More >>


Custeriana: The Old Soldier’s Mystique Hasn’t Faded Away (2/19/09)
custer-photographCuster may not have survived his fabled last stand but memorabilia and artifacts certainly have. For the uninitiated, a natural first … More >>


Collecting Schuetzen Rifles (2/19/09)
schuetzen-rifleCincinnati’s German-American communities of the latter 1800’s celebrated a springtime festival where people could practice target shooting. The Schuetzenfest … More >>


Frankliniana More Popular Than Ever as Ben Turns 300 (2/19/09)
pocket-watchOn January 17, 2006, Ben Franklin would have turned 300 years old. The oldest of America’s founding fathers, he had … More >>


Highboys and Weathervanes Most Likely to Weather the Stormy Economy (1/3/09)
For those of you who faithfully read this column, you know that my first column of the New Year is … More >>


Deep Black Rock Carves Its Way Into Collectors’ Hands (5/15/08)
Wes Cowan details the craft of argillite and how the material has resulted in some fine collectible objects. –Editor Located off … More >>


Audubon Reproductions Have Collectors Crying Fowl (3/1/08)
The name John James Audubon is practically synonymous with nature illustration. Wes Cowan looks at how widely reproduced Audubon works … More >>


Cartridge Boxes Explode on to the Market (2/16/08)
Shotgun cartridges became popular in the 1860s with the invention of the repeating rifle and carbine. Antique firearms aficionados and … More >>


Hometown Art Not So Out Of Reach (1/19/08)
Most Cincinnatians with even a modest interest in the city’s artistic heritage are familiar with the major 19th and 20th … More >>


The Old West Romance Lives On (3/17/07)
The demand for Native American artwork and artifacts continues to rise. Wes Cowan provides advice for those looking to collect … More >>


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