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Business cards and brochure from Leo, Ransford, and Bradford Naugler

 Collection — Box: AFAM-2, Folder: 14
Identifier: A0062

Scope and Contents

This small collection contains seven business cards and a copy of a brochure representing the advertisement practices of Leo, Ransford, and Bradford Naugler. They are hand-made by the artists and, presumably, would have been given to collectors or dealers.


  • circa 1990s

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is owned by the American Folk Art Museum. The collection is subject to all copyright laws, and is dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship.

Biographical / Historical

Brothers Bradford (1948-present), Ransford (1953-present), and Leo (1956-present) Naugler are among Nova Scotia, Canada’s most recognizable folk artists. All three worked various blue-collar jobs before becoming artists in the 1980s. They are known best for their colorful wooden sculptures and carvings depicting animals and people. The brothers were featured together in the National Film Board of Canada’s award-winning film, Folk Art Found Me.


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This collection consists of seven business cards and a copy of a brochure created by Bradford, Ransford and Leo Naugler. All handwritten and some colorfully decorated, these materials give a brief glimpse into the advertising and business practices of three of Nova Scotia’s most celebrated folk artists.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Stephen Blank in 2021.

A Guide to the business cards and brochure from Leo, Ransford, and Bradford Naugler
Regina Carra
July 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the American Folk Art Museum Archives Repository

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