58. John Held, Jr., and Ada Johnson
58. John Held, Jr., and Ada Johnson

58. John Held, Jr., and Ada Johnson

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John Held, Jr.

Golfer.

Weathervane, ca. 1925;

Wrought iron and sheet steel, 27 x 19 x 14" not signed.

In the early 1920s, Held's second wife Ada Johnson (known as ‘Johnnie’) set up a blacksmithing operation to make signs, and even created a catalogue. I believe the designs were his, and the fabrication hers.

Condition is good overall: areas of rusting have been stabilized. In 1996, David Reed restored the fourth directional bar and initial letters, which had corroded.

(Entry and authentication by Roger T. Reed)