The Modern Artifact has a new story to tell. This 1910 Smith Corona, one of the early typewriters, belonged to a young man about to embark on a trip from France to the United States.
John Foskett, who later became an actor in film and on Broadway, started recording his many adventures from leaving his beloved home of France, only to return years later where he enjoyed many evenings listening to Jazz at dark, Parisian clubs. He typed out his story, one of growing up for a number of years on a ranch in the desert of the United States, not knowing who his mother was, until one day she returned to him.He typed more about how it felt to work with his hands and then fall in love with the theater.He typed about the many parts he acted, the men he played cards with, and his days acting in NYC and Palm Springs Ca. He recorded his love affair with Mary, who he acted with and married eventually. This was sitting in Mary’s barn, never looked at, collecting cobwebs and dust. It has become a fabulous artwork, gracing a lovely home of book editor.

this framed art is 42″x29″- framed in a distressed black hardwood.