Henry Darger
TO ESCAPE FOREST FIRES THEY ENTER A VOLCANIC CAVERN...
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  • Henry Darger (1892–1973)
  • Chicago
  • Mid-20th century
  • Watercolor, pencil, and carbon tracing on pieced paper; double-sided
  • 19 x 70 in.
  • American Folk Art Museum purchase, 2000.25.1a
  • Full title: To escape forest fires they enter a volcanic cavern. Are helped out of cave, trap by Blengiglomenean Createns. / PERSUED BY FOREST FIRES, PROVING THE BIGNESS OF THE CONFLARRATION IT IS 40 MILES AWAY AND ADVANCING FAST. / How when they were put in a rat infested cell, they by using the rats and even a few mice they caught they managed to escape after being persued and hounded.
  • © Kiyoko Lerner; photo by James Prinz