“Not as rewarding as the North:”
Holger Cahill's Southern Folk Art Expedition
Scroll across the timeline at the bottom of the map to follow Cahill's course through the South between February 21 and March 7, 1935. Each dot that appears marks a location that Cahill visited according a report he wrote to Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (frames 824-834). The red dots represent places where Cahill encountered worthy acquisitions—click on them to see images of the works he acquired that are still in the collection of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center at Colonial Williamsburg. Cahill continued his trip later in March. Although a precise record of this part of his trip is outstanding, the cities he visited during this second leg are still plotted here, once you scroll past March 12 on the timeline.
Special thanks to Neatline's David McClure, Colonial Williamsburg's Jan Gilliam, and my adviser at Duke University, Richard J. Powell. This project would not have been possible without your research, support, and feedback. Thanks also to the Archives of American Art's Kelly Quinn and Sara Snyder for working with me to make this piece of digital scholarship available to the public.