Vintage CAST IRON END OF THE TRAIL BOOKENDS Native American
Indian Western West Americana
A pair of vintage native American
cast iron bookends, titled 'End of the Trail.'
We are pleased to offer this cast
iron pair of bookends. Done in a Western motif, these 'End of
the Trail' bookends sport the relief image of a native American
rider on his horse surrounded by sage and other Southwestern
Sculpted by American-born artist James
Earle Fraser, The End of the Trail has endured to become one
of the most recognizable images in the United States. Many people
are familiar with this representation of an American Indian
on horseback, but few actually know the history of the piece.
Originally, it was more than just an
image on a postcard, belt buckle, book end, or beaded bracelet.
It was a major sculptural work. And for its creator, it was
more than just a sculpture. It was a meaningful reminder of
a childhood spent on the American frontier.
Of identical dimensions, each book
end is 3 7/8 inches tall, 4 inches wide, and has a base 1 3/4
inches wide. Together, the bookends weigh 2 pounds, 6 ounces.
Both bookends are in good condition.
Neither has any major dents or scratches that we can find. They
have the kind of wear one would expect with items of this age,
but nothing that interferes with the enjoyment of these pieces.
These bookends would be perfect for
any office, den, or living room done in a Southwestern motif.
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