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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 31, pg 24, November 17, 1917; deconstructed notebook pages pasted into commercially made composition notebook, 7 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 31, pg 24, November 17, 1917; deconstructed notebook pages pasted into commercially made composition notebook, 7 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives

Nov. 17, 1917 -

     While out sketching this afternoon I wandered down dilapidated Howard Street – All at once (it was after sundown) I came upon a freak of a house; it had the look of insanity about it   I started to sketch.  Presently from within a voice (from an old hag by the sound) commenced to upbraid someone in the most foul crude language – after apparently exhausting her supply for a moment, an old “witch” flew-out of the front-door + up the street, emitting another foul remark.  She soon returned with her landlord to whom she again explained, omitting none 

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  • Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 31, October 8, 1917 - January 11, 1918; deconstructed notebook pages pasted into commercially made composition notebook, 7 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches; Image courtesy of the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives

    Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 31, October 8, 1917 - January 11, 1918; deconstructed notebook pages pasted into commercially made composition notebook, 7 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches; Image courtesy of the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives