Encyclopedia Virginia: Material Arts http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/img/EV_Logo_sm.gif Encyclopedia Virginia This is the url http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org The first and ultimate online reference work about the Commonwealth /Farrar_Joseph_E_1830-1892 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:13:59 EST Farrar, Joseph E. (1830–1892) http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/Farrar_Joseph_E_1830-1892 Joseph E. Farrar was a Richmond builder and civic leader in the decades after the American Civil War (1861–1865). Farrar was born free and held a respected position as a contractor before the abolition of slavery, but he needed a gubernatorial pardon to escape being sold into slavery after being convicted of receiving stolen property. He began his civic involvement less than a month after the fall of Richmond, helping organize the Colored Men's Equal Rights League. Farrar and other leaders established the Virginia Home Building Fund and Loan Association to assist African Americans in purchasing their own homes. He also received contracts from the Freedmen's Bureau to work on school buildings in Richmond. Farrar held leadership positions in a series of Baptist and educational organizations and served on Richmond's common council as a member of the Knights of Labor's reform faction. He remained active in the community until his 1892 death in Richmond.
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/Carpenter_Miles_Burkholder_1889-1985 Mon, 02 Nov 2015 09:44:24 EST <![CDATA[Carpenter, Miles B. (1889–1985)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/Carpenter_Miles_Burkholder_1889-1985 Miles B. Carpenter was a prominent twentieth-century folk artist. In 1912 Carpenter purchased a factory in the Sussex County town of Waverly, which he turned into a lumber mill. He later added a sawmill and ice business to his enterprise. Carpenter began woodcarving in 1941 but had little time to spend on his work until he closed his lumber mill in the 1950s. The artist began sculpting animals and then people, utilizing both whittling and assemblage. By the 1970s Carpenter's work drew the attention of collectors, and he began exhibiting his works in one-man shows. His autobiography Cutting the Mustard was published in 1982.
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/Copeland_Joseph_d_after_April_22_1691 Wed, 11 Sep 2013 11:18:01 EST <![CDATA[Copeland, Joseph (d. after April 22, 1691)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/Copeland_Joseph_d_after_April_22_1691 Wed, 11 Sep 2013 11:18:01 EST]]>