Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Weathervane Wednesday ~ The Lion Killer

Every Wednesday for more than two and a half years Vincent and I have been posting photographs of weather vanes located in or near the Nutfield area (the former name for the land where Londonderry, Derry and Windham, New Hampshire are now located). Most are historically interesting or just whimsical and fun weather vanes. If you know an interesting weather vane, please send me an email or leave a comment below.

Today's weather vane was found over the border in Vermont. Have fun guessing where you may have seen this weather vane.

Do you know the location of weather vane #145? Scroll down to see the answer....

Click to enlarge, it's easier to read!

Today's weather vane was photographed at the Stage Coach Gallery at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. There are many weather vanes that portray Indians, but this one also shows an unusual Indian legend.  It is a two dimensional weather vane cut from sheet metal.  I spent a long time Googling and searching for information on this Indian legend online, but never found it.  If anyone knows the story, please pass it on to me via email or in the comment section below!

The Shelburne Museum - 

Silhouettes in the Sky: The Art of the Weathervane, by Jean M. Burks, The Shelburne Museum, 2006 [available at the main gift shop at the Shelburne Museum - this is the only book on their collection of weather vanes]

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