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Even though Janice Morris wasn't excited about the weird 5-gallon jug her husband Robert bought in a junk store 40 years ago, she agreed to keep it in their house. In spite of children, kicks, and mishandling, the big black jug--in the shape of a man's bust dressed in formal clothes and hoop earrings--showed little damage. It is marked "J.L.," the initials of a now famous post-Civil War Alabama folk artist named John Lehman. Robert gave the jug to his granddaughter, who went online and learned the jug was very valuable. According to news sources, a Birmingham museum that features Alabama pottery purchased the 1870s jug for $100,000.

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#1 Janice Morris, Take A BowTobi97060 2014-03-10 01:17
You did the right thing by one of the scariest "jugs" I've ever seen!

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