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Mill Grove Farm, Perkiomen Creek, Pennsylvania

Mill Grove Farm, Perkiomen Creek, Pennsylvania
Mill Grove Farm, Perkiomen Creek, Pennsylvania
Oil on wood panel
Overall: 16 1/4 x 24 3/8 x 1/4 in. ( 41.3 x 61.9 x 0.6 cm )
View shows the stone farm house on the hill, and in the foreground the dam and millrace on Perkiomen Creek, which furnished power for the grist and lumber mills and a lead mine.
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inscriptions: not signed
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This colonial landmark in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, was the first American home of the famous ornithologist and artist John James Audubon (1785-1851), who occupied the farm from 1804-1805. In 1813 the property was purchased by Samule Wetherill, Jr. Except for a brief period from 1876-1892, the farm remained in the Wetherill family until 1951, when it was acquired by the commissioners of Montgomery County.
The Old Print Shop, New York, NY, 1944
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group