Ol' Peckerwood

Ol' Peckerwood


Elmer William Brown

(American, 1909-1971)

Linoleum cut

Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 1939.240


Ol’ Peckerwood is a searing account of Brown’s Missouri prison experience. He came to Cleveland in 1929 after having served time in a chain gang for illegally riding freight trains. Peckerwood is a derogatory term for a poor, bigoted, rural, white Southerner and refers to the prison overseer, who was, according to Brown, the evilest man he ever met.

See also
PR - Linocut
Type of artwork: 
Linoleum cut

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