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Mississippi Handcrafted Old Man Made from Mud Collected from the Mississippi River Banks (Close Up)

Mississippi Handcrafted Old Man Made from Mud Collected from the Mississippi River Banks (Close Up)

Close up photo of Mississippi mud figure. The mud for this man was collected from the banks of the Mississippi river. The clay is gray when it is collected. Then it is washed, sculpted, fired, and hand painted. The clay turns to a red color after it is fired. His head is hand painted, with hair, mustache, eyes, eyebrows, etc. Tag says: "Hand sculptured original made with Mississippi River Mud by Lorraine D Gendron, Hahnville, LA 70057." The figure is 9 inches (23 cm) tall.

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Galleries: Elderly, Faces, Natural Materials, North America
Keywords: Mississippi, checkered shirt, clay, denim pants, hand sculptured, handmade handcrafted, male, man, river bank, river mud, rope belt, wood base
Photo Location: FCIT Photo Studio, Tampa, FL
Photographer: Dr. Ann E. Barron
Date of Photo: 05/30/2013
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 0.05
F Number: 1.8
Original Dimensions: 3744×5616
Picture Orientation: Portrait
GPS Coordinates: 28°3'40.85"N 82°24'36.26"W
Picture Number: 23256