In the late 1800's, it was common for travellers to find a toll house on the main roads into Frankfort, Kentucky. The purpose, of course, was to help build and maintain the local roads. Due to protests, toll houses disappeared by 1900.
On the back of this watercolor, Sawyier wrote "Lawrenceburg Road" and "$4.00" establishing both location and price of the painting.
This work is in excellent condtion considering that it is over 100 years old.
Image: 4" x 9"
This painting has been sold.