“From the Things We Know Best”: The Art of William W. Swallow

Two passions absorbed William W. Swallow (1912-1962) his entire life: art and the teaching of art. During a career that spanned just three decades, Swallow created ceramic sculptures that transformed the people and life of agrarian Pennsylvania into timeless, timeĀ­-honored icons. Although he achieved national fame, he continued – with singular devotion – teaching high school students...
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Letters to the Editor

New World Plaudits! I was captivated by the detailed article entitled “New Sweden and the New World – History Lessons from the Morton Homestead” by Sharon Hernes Silverman in the Winter 1999 edition. It treated one of my primary subjects of interest, John Morton (1725-1777). I have an observation about this founding father. Morton is among several signers of the Declaration of...
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Letters to the Editor

Eastern State! I was keenly interested in William C. Kashatus’ article in the Winter 1999 issue [“‘Punishment, Penitence, and Reform’: Eastern State Penitentiary and the Controversy Over Solitary Confinement”]. I have something to add. In Pennsylvania Forestry, 1912-1913, an official report of the Department of Forestry, under a section showing activities in the...
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