Henry Darger
AT SUNBEAM CREEK. ARE WITH LITTLE GIRL REFUGEES AGAIN IN PERIL FROM FOREST FIRES...
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  • Henry Darger (1892–1973)
  • Chicago
  • Mid-20th century
  • Watercolor, pencil, carbon tracing, and collage on pieced paper; double-sided
  • 19 x 70 1/2 in.
  • American Folk Art Museum, anonymous gift in recognition of Sam Farber, 2004.1.2a
  • Full title: AT SUNBEAM CREEK. Are with little girl refugees again in peril from forest fires. but escape this also, but half naked and in burned rags / At Torrington. Are persued by a storm of fire but save themselves by jumping into a stream and swim across as seen in next picture / Their red color is caused by glare of flames. At Torrington. They reach the river just in the nick of time.
  • © Kiyoko Lerner; photo by James Prinz