American Folk Art Diorama Depicting a Pennsylvania Homestead
American Folk Art Diorama Depicting a Pennsylvania Homestead
American Folk Art Diorama Depicting a Pennsylvania Homestead

American Folk Art Diorama Depicting a Pennsylvania Homestead

1800 to 1900 North America

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An American Folk Art Diorama Depicting a Pennsylvania Homestead
Constructed of straw, seeds, lichen, twigs and grass
Contained in an ebonised glass fronted case
Circa 1850-70

Size: 41cm high, 51cm wide, 10 cm deep – 16 ins high, 20 ins wide, 4 ins deep
For most of the 19th century America remained an agrarian economy. The measure of one’s success was the acreage of fertile land and the usefulness and handsomeness of the buildings erected upon it. Many people, proud of their achievement, wanted to document their homesteads in what were essentially ‘property portraits’ in order to have a permanent and visual record of their wealth and domain.

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Glass, Wood, Straw, Lichen, Twigs and Grass
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