Category Archives: Paintings

Another James Churchward Painting Surfaces – October 2014

Another kind person, Sue, sent an email with a picture of the painting below with James’ signature. Click on the picture for a larger version.

If anyone recognizes the location or if you have any further information on the painting, please send an email to either Sue or myself.


For the curious, the first painting, named “The Silver Hook” was reported in this blog on 10/23/11, and the second painting, named “Lake Katahdin Lake – Aroostook, Co. Maine.” was reported on 3/23/13, with a followup on the Silver Hook on 2/4/12.

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Jack Churchward

Another James Churchward Painting Appears…

Another miniature painting by James Churchward has been discovered. Dated 1904 and entitled, “Lake Katahdin Lake – Aroostook, Co. Maine.”

As the previous painting, it is small, measuring only 4 1/2 by 2 3/8 inches inside a 6 1/2 by 4 5/8 inch frame.


The caption reads:

Lake Katahdin Lake – Aroostock, Co. Maine.
One of the prettiest and best little trout lakes in Maine – also the best of hunting in the fall – Moose, Dear, Bear Foxes, Lynx, Panthers, and small game.


New York
Dec. 1904

Many of James’ books are illustrated by his hand. This painting is another example of his handiwork and background that permitted him to understand and communicate what he had learned about the ancient civilization that he called Mu.

A quick Google search provides another copyrighted painting from almost the same vantage point.

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The Silver Hook – Part 2

In an online article entitled, “L.L.Bean Combines Heritage and Innovation with 100th Anniversary Catalog Covers,” a vintage L.L. Bean catalog image from 1933 is shown and at the bottom of the cover are the words “The Silver Hook.”

1904 James Churchward painting

Readers may remember the blog posting entitled, “James Churchward Painting Surfaces… The Silver Hook,” which has all the same elements as the 1933 catalog cover, except that James’ painting is dated in 1904, twenty-nine years before the cover on the L.L. Bean catalog.

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