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Tobacco Seeds Grown by Shaker Colony at Enfield, Connecticut, 1802
1947
Draftsman:Drawn by HH Art Studios Inc. , American
Ink and gouache with graphite on white wove paper mounted to board
Primary Dimensions (height x width): 15 x 22in. (38.1 x 55.9cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Koopman and Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Schiro
Description: A drawing of men working in a field surrounded by a fence. The men are wearing hats, and some hoe rows of crops. One man talks to another driving a horse drawn wagon that reads, "GARDEN SEEDS". Another man in the background is carrying a sack on his back. There are several buildings that appear to be wood frame, surrounding the field. A wheelbarrow is at the left.
Use Note: Original drawing number 17 of a series of 53 done for G. Fox & Co.'s 100th Anniversary. The drawings appeared in The Hartford Courant as full size advertisements on Sundays from December 29, 1946 to December 29, 1947. The drawing was later published in a book: G. Fox & Co. A Century in Connecticut. Hartford, 1948, p.17.
Inscription: Inscribed in ink just below the drawing, "Tobacco seeds grown by Shaker Colony at Enfield: 1802". In pencil at the bottom margin, "Tobacco seeds grown by / Shaker Colony at Enfield - 1802". Also, inscribed in blue in, at lower left corner, "OK / H" in a circle. There are several pencil measurements and notations at the bottom.
Object Number: 1980.93.49
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