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    FRANK REDLINGER (1909-1936)
    Commissary - Phantom Hill, 1933
    Block print
    9in. x 11 1/4in.
    Signed and dated lower right
    Titled lower left

    Located in present-day Jones County near Abilene, Fort Phantom Hill was one of the second line of forts laid out in the 1850s to protect the westward movement of settlers and adventurers seeking fortunes of the California Goldrush. In 1849, the federal government sent Capitan Randolph Marcy to explore the wild and vast lands to the north and west of Austin inhabited by the warlike Comanche Indians. The fort was originally known as "The Post on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River." Lieutenant Clinton Lear, the posts quarter master, wrote to his wife that he could not imagine that "God ever intended for white men to occupy such a barren waste." A complete history of the fort can be found at www.fortphantomhill.org.

    The preparatory drawing from which the block print was made is included with this lot.

    Exhibited:
    Los Angeles Print Group Sixth Annual Exhibition, 1933, at the Los Angeles Museum (label attached verso)

    Provenance:
    Estate of Frank Redlinger



    Condition Report*: Print: Light toning to paper. Some foxing is evident. In original mat; unframed. Drawing: Insect damage (losses) to right margin. Unframed.
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