Life in Old South Central Alabama

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South of Birmingham, Alabama, United States
I am an antique trader in central Alabama....I love old houses... My log home was built in 1817 by my ancestors Benjamin and Hannah Harless Wilson .............. Outside the house are herb gardens and lots of pass-along plants................ No one in Alabama is in a hurry about anything......... Visitors think that the garden needs weeding and the furniture needs polishing....I am a direct descendant of Joseph Towne, whose two sisters Rebecca Towne Nurse and Mary Towne Easty were hanged in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692 as witches. I am also a direct descendant of Pocahontas and husband John Rolfe.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Portrait attributed to Calvin Balis

I bought this portrait today from an auction in Pennsylvania.  The work is attributed to Calvin Balis, an artist who painted in New York state from the 1830's to the 1850's.   Photography put many an excellent portrait painter out of business.  

The dimensions are 36 x 28 so the search is on for a frame that will add to his dignity and character.