Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation Newsletter

Topics in the Summer 2022 Newsletter: PHMC Curators Highlight Objects from Collections Rachel Yerger on Sugar Tongs from Cornwall Iron Furnace Jennifer Royer on the Undertaker’s Sleigh at Landis Valley PHF Announces New Board Members  ...
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The New Taste in Pennsylvania

Like the nation itself during the so-called “Federal” period, the arts in Pennsylvania reached a crescendo in their development that had an unexpected unity, a strong purpose, and a national style. Despite great varia¬≠tions in the Germanic and English traditions, Pennsylvania emerged from the revolutionary period reasonably cohesive. City and country perspectives, naive and...
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Footed Silver Presentation Cup by Peter Bentzon

African American silversmith Peter Bentzon, born about 1783 in Saint Thomas, then part of the Danish West Indies, was active in Philadelphia between 1808 and about 1840. He arrived in Philadelphia in 1791, and was trained by an unidentified sil­versmith from 1799 to 1806. He was apprenticed about 1808 to Philadelphia silversmith Samuel Williamson, whose record books during this period also...
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