"Uncle Monday" CAPE SABAL CATS Watercolor Painting

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"Uncle Monday" CAPE SABAL CATS Watercolor Painting

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Title:  

"Uncle Monday" CAPE SABAL CATS Watercolor Painting
Date:
1999-2000
Creator:
Petterson, Kitty K. (artist)

Content Description: 

Painting, Watercolor. From Uncle Monday and Other Florida Folk Tales, this painting illustrates the folktale entitled, Cape Sable Cats. The people of Cape Sable worked in production of syrup. In 1908, the sugarcane and garden were being destroyed by rats. Gene Roberts meet with residents and suggested they go to Key West and buy a bunch of cats. This illustration shows the results. Many cats were brought to the Cape. It was the worst boat trip they had ever made. The cats fled the boats and overran the town for a time. Rats disappeared and most cats were around just 2 or 3 years. Shows a white boat docked along side a wooden platform. Two men are in boat with several cats. A man, woman and two small girls are on the platform surrounded by cats. Woman is holding a basket of fish which the cats are removing and eating.

Physical Description: 

H: 13 1/2" W: 10 1/4"

Location:
500 S Bronough St,Florida,Tallahassee,32399
Identifier:
2003M.011.052

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