First aired on January 24th, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz asked Vaillancourt Folk Art to provide a contemporary Chalkware piece from America’s original chalkware studios to show on the History Channel! They chose the custom made and painted Abraham Lincoln piece which is shown, along with a tid-bit of information on chalkware, within the first 15-minutes of History Channel’s American Pickers. Be sure to catch the reruns!
America is rich in treasures. As the saying goes, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, this couldn’t be more true in today’s society. On Monday, January 24th at 9pm the Vaillancourt Folk Art Abraham Lincoln Chalkware piece will be featured on the History Channel’s TV hit, American Pickers. This isn’t the first time that Vaillancourt Chalkware has been featured on a show of this type. In fact, Antique Roadshow had dedicated an FYI segment at the Vaillancourt studios in Sutton. The American Pickers episode will feature antique chalkware that was picked and will talk about how antique chalkware fits in the modern world. In contrast to antique chalkware, they will feature an image of contemporary chalkware (a technique first developed by Judi Vaillancourt) designed for the Gettysburg Museum, Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C., and the Lincoln Museum in Illinois.
About American Pickers
This isn’t your grandmother’s antiquing. Pickers like Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are on a mission to recycle America, even if it means diving into countless piles of grimy junk or getting chased off a gun-wielding homeowner’s land. Hitting back roads from coast to coast, the two men earn a living by restoring forgotten relics to their former glory, transforming one person’s trash into another’s treasure. American Pickers follows them as they scour the country for hidden gems in junkyards, basements, garages and barns, meeting quirky characters and hearing their amazing stories. If you think the antique business is all about upscale boutiques and buttoned-up dealers, this show may change your mind–and teach you a thing or two about American history along the way.