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Asa Ames [ 1823 - 1851 ] Statue
Saturday, May 22, 2004 - Saturday, January 29, 2005
Asa Ames [ 1823 - 1851 ] Statue
The sculpture of a young girl with hand outstretched and holding a bible in the other was carved in 1849. Although it had been in the Museum's collection since 1963, it was 20 years later that it's origin and significance to the American folk art community was discovered.

Carved by famous folk artist Asa Ames (1823-1851), it is only the 12th known piece in existence by the artist who died in his prime at the age 27. The donor, Mrs. Arch Hogue, indicated the statue was carved for her mother-in-law, Susan Ames Hogue, by her uncle in 1849 when she was 3 years old.

This is a very exciting discovery for the Boulder History Museum and especially significant to the American folk art community. The statue was on display in conjunction with the Museum's past exhibit, "Opening Doors, Opening Eyes: Revealing Boulder's Treasures".

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