Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

Typical Indiana farm house in 1833

image number:

P0024531

description:

This image scanned from the Cornelius Pering letter held in the Indiana University Archives. Search the accession number 0036 to see images of all of the pages of the letter as well as details of the watercolor images. For a description of the entire letter see image P0024522.

Pering describes this image in his letter, in full: "...a tidy log building and will give you an idea of three-fourths of the country farmhouses in this state. Near it ought to be a small barn, or stable, and smokehouse which I could not get in. You will see a small specimen of fence most in use, at the sides and in front near the road. The chmney is of brick and always put up outside. When the house is built the logs are cut away the size of the fire-place and the chimney constructed."

date taken:

1833 August 27

photographer studio:

Pering, Cornelius (as artist)

accession number:

0036

topic:

Farmhouses

topic:

Farms

topic:

Fences

topic:

Log cabins

topic:

Chimneys

topic:

Art

topic:

Watercolors

state:

Indiana

series:

Buildings & Grounds