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Title A Basket of Chips: An Autobiography
Creator Harwood, James Taylor, 1860-1940
Subject Artists; Painters; Artists' writings
Subject Local Harwood, James Taylor, 1860-1940; Artists--Utah--Biography; Harwood, Harriett Richards, (1870-1922)
Description These memoirs of Utah artist and teacher James T. Harwood cover a wide range of subjects including farming, gardening, bird watching and cooking. But, primarily, "A Basket of Chips" is about his early love, Harriett Richards, and their life together.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
Contributors Olpin, Robert S.; Ward, Margery W.; Cooley, Everett L.; Madsen, Brigham D.; Tyler, S. Lyman
Date 1985
Type Text
Format image/png
Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 12
Coverage 1860-1940
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 14.5 cm x 22.75 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Cover Book
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Kenning Arlitsch; Jan Robertson
Call Number N 6537 H364 A2 1985
ARK ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj
Topic Artists; Painters; First person narrative
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 327930
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj

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Title Basket of Chips, page 053
Description Career, Romance, and Family 1925, and the picture reproductions are finding homes in all parts of America."" Hunting was of great interest to me in those early days. The best shot I ever made with an arrow was from under a tree where one bird sat above the other. I got both the birds on the one arrow. This seems very brutal to me now, but the food and the robust health that it gave me made it justifiable. At about this time the new hunting instrument, the flipper, came into use with the boys. It is made of two strong rubbers with a leather sling between, attached to a forked stick, and a small round stone is the shot. I became an expert marksman with that weapon. I captured many birds in traps made with loops of horse hair tied to a string. By setting the traps in the morning before school where the birds fed among the weeds, on returning home I would go the rounds of the traps. A strange thing happened on two afternoons. I found the birds dead in the traps with their heads pulled off. This was hard to account for, for had it been a cat there would have been nothing left but wing tips and tails, and had it been a boy the heads only would have remained. I was always armed with my sling shot flipper, and always approached very carefully, not to frighten the birds that might be feeding. The second day it happened a large bird flew up from the traps and settled on the topmost branch of a tree half a block away. I understood then - the butcher bird. I said to him, "We will settle accounts." I approached as close to the 40 The Boy Pioneer, best known as Pioneer Boy, was originally painted in 1906 and was altered in 1925. Harwood's son Willard was the model for the figure suggesting the artist's own youth. Harwood exhibited the work at the 1911 Paris Salon, where it won "the approval of" Harwood's teacher, Leon Bonnat. It was later "shown in the Circuit Exhibitions of the Society of Western Artists," where a certain degree of popularity of this sentimental creation devel- oped. Hmwood Art Exhibition, 10, no. 102; Harwood, Art of James T. Hnr- zuood, 5, nos. 44, 45; and Harwood, "National Cyclopedia," 3. In 1925, following the traveling exhibition of his painting, "the Colonial Lithograph company, New York City, made a large colored print of `The Boy Pioneer' which became popular, especially as a choice for schools, throughout the nation." Harwood, "National Cyclopedia," 3. 13
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Source A Basket of Chips: An Autobiography
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 327533
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327533