This is a well done and early Antique Old American Folk Art WWI Needlepoint Sampler, commemorating the First World War. This sampler reads: " 1914 - 1918 World War, " and depicts the emblem of the American bald eagle and a shield with the stars and stripes. This work has the artist's signature in the lower right corner, but unfortunately it is illegible to me. Perhaps you know more about the artist or her work. Additionally, this piece is framed with an award ribbon that indicates that the artist was female, and that this artwork was selected as a winner in 1924.
The ribbon reads: First Premium Woman's Dept. Approximately 21 x 21 inches including frame. Actual artwork is approximately 13 1/4 x 13 1/4 inches. Good condition for age, with some light scuffing and edge wear to the original period frame please see photos.
Acquired in Orange County, California. If you like what you see, I encourage you to make an Offer. Please check out my other listings for more wonderful and unique artworks! About the Texas - Oklahoma Fair. 2018 marks the 24th year that the Founder Lions Club of Wichita Falls, Texas has reestablished The Texas-Oklahoma Fair which began in Wichita Falls in 1922.
After 5 years it failed. It then moved to Iowa Park, Texas as the Wichita County Free Fair. It expanded to a two state festival and again became the Texas-Oklahoma Fair in 1947. Purpose of the fair was to stimulate interest in agriculture, livestock, and industry of this region. Midways, rodeos, free entertainment, educational exhibits, contests, political speeches, and pioneers highlighted the annual show.
Only in 1942 (World War II) was the fair cancelled. 11th, 2001, on opening day of the Wichita Falls fair did not crush the'SPIRIT' of exhibitors or visitors, as the events were dedicated to the memory of those murdered in the Attack on America!
Attendance in 2002 BOUNCED BACK and went over 117,000. An estimated crowd of 175,000 viewed the 1961 fair, but tragedy struck in 1962 when fire hit the main auditorium prior to the fall opening. The show went on with tents, but a second fire the following January ended the Texas/Oklahoma Fair in Iowa Park, Tx.
Back in Wichita Falls the active members of Founder Lions Club started the Wichita County Fair (with and without livestock) using the downtown Activities Center (now the public library) & 4-H barn, but they saw the desire to show livestock and highlight the 4-H and FFA youth of the two state area. The club started the fund to build the MPEC AG. This item is in the category "Antiques\Primitives". The seller is "willsusa_utzeqm" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Wallis and Futuna, Gambia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Poland, Oman, Suriname, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Argentina, Guinea-Bissau, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Bhutan, Senegal, Togo, Ireland, Qatar, Burundi, Netherlands, Iraq, Slovakia, Slovenia, Equatorial Guinea, Thailand, Aruba, Sweden, Iceland, Macedonia, Belgium, Israel, Liechtenstein, Kuwait, Benin, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Swaziland, Italy, Tanzania, Pakistan, Burkina Faso, Panama, Singapore, Kyrgyzstan, Switzerland, Djibouti, Chile, China, Mali, Botswana, Republic of Croatia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Portugal, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Malta, Cayman Islands, Paraguay, Saint Helena, Cyprus, Seychelles, Rwanda, Bangladesh, Australia, Austria, Sri Lanka, Gabon Republic, Zimbabwe, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Norway, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Kiribati, Turkmenistan, Grenada, Greece, Haiti, Greenland, Yemen, Afghanistan, Montenegro, Mongolia, Nepal, Bahamas, Bahrain, United Kingdom, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Angola, Western Samoa, France, Mozambique, Namibia, Peru, Denmark, Guatemala, Solomon Islands, Vatican City State, Sierra Leone, Nauru, Anguilla, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Cameroon, Guyana, Azerbaijan Republic, Macau, Georgia, Tonga, San Marino, Eritrea, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Morocco, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Mauritania, Belize, Philippines, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Colombia, Spain, Estonia, Bermuda, Montserrat, Zambia, South Korea, Vanuatu, Ecuador, Albania, Ethiopia, Monaco, Niger, Laos, Ghana, Cape Verde Islands, Moldova, Madagascar, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Lebanon, Liberia, Bolivia, Maldives, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Central African Republic, Lesotho, Nigeria, Mauritius, Saint Lucia, Jordan, Guinea, Canada, Turks and Caicos Islands, Chad, Andorra, Romania, Costa Rica, India, Mexico, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Lithuania, Trinidad and Tobago, Malawi, Nicaragua, Finland, Tunisia, Uganda, Luxembourg, Brazil, Turkey, Germany, Egypt, Latvia, Jamaica, South Africa, Brunei Darussalam, Honduras.