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This poster shows the five paintings I did in the 1990s of historic scenes in Greensboro, NC. They are accurate ink and watercolor renderings of street scenes in downtown Greensboro, NC, portraying life as it was on a typical day in 1910, 1918, 1949, and 1960.

I worked from black and white photographs I borrowed from the Greensboro History Museum, the Greensboro Merchants Association, and Jack Moebes, retired photographer for the Greensboro Daily News and Record. I pinpointed the dates the photographs by going to the library and looking through telephone books and city directories to narrow down the locations of particular stores during certain years. To find the correct colors for the automobiles of that day, my brother-in-law, an antique car enthusiast, helped out.

Each edition was limited to between 100 and 200 prints. Two editions were black and white prints which I painted individually, and three were full color lithographic reproductions. I painted them and published the prints between 1993 and 1998. The J. Harold Smith Framing and Art studio of Greensboro, NC, released them first.

As of today, most of the original series has sold out. Some prints and remarqued proofs are still available at various art venues. The sizes are 17x25, 24x20, 16x21, 18x20, and 19x16. Smaller prints are also available.

 

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