Tramp Art was a movement in the United States and Europe between the 1880's and the 1920's. Pieces were primarily made from discarded cigar boxes and apple crates, which were notched and layered to create boxes, picture frames, crucifixes, or even monumental size pieces of art.

Unlike other art forms, Tramp Art was not made to sell, but was made either for the artist themselves or as gifts for those who gave them food or a place to sleep.

Pictured below, "The Tribute to America and Washington D.C. was created as a revival piece by the Hermitage artists of upstate New York. This magnificent piece is currently on display at Cisco's.
Monumental Tramp Art


By Seth Hamman,

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