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watercolor painting of trout lily

Trout Lily / Adder Tongue Lily
c. 1840
2002.21.06
During the 19th century women artists in America and England looked to the natural world for inspiration.

mulberry leaf print

"Specimen of a Leaf of the Morus Multicaulis Tree for The Silk Grower"
c. 1870
L02.059
This promotional flyer depicts the mulberry tree morus multicaulis, an agricultural experiment that caused a financial bubble in 1838.

embroidered pocket

Embroidered Pocket
1760-1780
1915.18.04
Throughout the 18th and early 19th centuries pockets were not attached to women's and girls' clothing.

kids on tractor from early 19th century

The Old Oliver Tractor
c. 1900
1996.37.01.109
This early 19th century photograph is of three children sitting on an elongated tractor with an exposed engine.

painted fireboard with floral design

Floral Fireboard
c. 1813
1891.16.01
This fireboard is from the Ryther house in Bernardston, Massachusetts, is attributed to Jared Jessup.

laborers weeding in field

Weeding Onions
1913
1997.08.01.0036
Onions became an important cash crop in the mid-Connecticut River Valley at the turn of the 20th century.

embroidered rosetree

Wallhanging-Rose Tree
1910-1916
1992.03
This Japanese-inspired hanging depicting a rose tree was produced by the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework and exhibited in arts and crafts shows.

embroidered peacock and flowers

Screen Panel-"The Peacock"
c. 1910
NBW.104
The peacock was an oft used design motif during the Arts and Crafts Movement.

farmers almanac

"Bancroft's Agricultural Almanack...1826"
1826
L00.029
Almanacs such as "Bancroft's Agricultural Almanack for 1826" were extremely popular among Americans in the 18th and 19th centuries.

 

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