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Ol' Peckerwood

Ol' Peckerwood

1939

Elmer William Brown

(American, 1909-1971)

Linoleum cut

Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 1939.240

Description

Ol’ Peckerwood is a searing account of Brown’s Missouri prison experience. He came to Cleveland in 1929 after having served time in a chain gang for illegally riding freight trains. Peckerwood is a derogatory term for a poor, bigoted, rural, white Southerner and refers to the prison overseer, who was, according to Brown, the evilest man he ever met.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Linocut
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Linoleum cut

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