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Accession Number 1995.053
Catalog Number 1995.053.48
Object Name Diorama
Description Little Brown Church, Scene 48, Made by Fred W. Stice circa 1930-1977

14 x 14 inches. Scale model of church with carved detail and sign.
Depicts the brown shingled church near Nashua, Iowa built in the 1860s and made famous by the popular turn-of-the-century hymn "The Church in the Wildwood". Mrs. Stice visited there often.

1995.53.48.1 Large scale model of church with carved detail, painted brown. A-frame church body with narrow front section that contains the front door with two lamps on either side, carved, shuttered windows and railings for steps. Chimney on roof. Sign over front door on light brown cardboard with black pen lettering, framed, 'Little Brown Church, Nashua, Ia, 1860.' Church is moldy. 19 ½" x 15 ½" x 17"
1995.53.48.2 Square wood base for church to sit on, painted silver, and carved to look like bricks. Front end has square block of wood attached, base for stairs. 15 ¾" x 14" x 1 ¾"
1995.53.48.3 Set of stairs, three tiers, painted silver, that lead to the church's front door. 4 ¾" x 3 ½" x 1"
Source George Heiring