Ancestral Homes of Noted Americans (page 1/3)


Title: Ancestral Homes of Noted Americans

Author: Wharton, Anne Hollingsworth

City: London

Date: 1915

Total items: 12

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Church of St.Mary, Redcliffe(bg)]

Church of St.Mary, Redcliffe(bg)

Version cropped for use as a wallpaper (screen background for computer desktop) [$]

[picture: Baronial hall, Penshurst Place]

Baronial hall, Penshurst Place

“On the left are the buttery and the kitchens and, separated from the stone passage by a screen of carved oak panels, is the Great Hall, the glory and wonder of the castle, with its open timber roof, its minstrels’ gallery, its “dais” reaching across the end of the hall, on which was placed the table for the Lord of the Manor and his guests. The [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Cells at town hall, Boston, England, where the Pilgrim Fathers were confined]

Cells at town hall, Boston, England, where the Pilgrim Fathers were confined

A photograph of a prison, jail or gaol, showing the iron bars of open cell doors. According to the extract from the book that follows, the “Pilgrim Fathers” (a group of Puritans, a sort of fanatical and intolerant Christian religious sect that was also associated with the Civil War in England) were arrested trying to leave the country, stripped, [...]wallpaper version of this image, for use as a computer desktop background if you are of a dismal disposition. [more...] [$]

[picture: Penshurst Place, Kent]

Penshurst Place, Kent

“In this fourteenth-century castle lived the great English liberal, Algernon Sidney, the friend and counsellor of William Penn, who had a hand in drawing up the famous “Frame of [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Sulgrave Manor]

Sulgrave Manor

The English home of the Washingtons [more...] [$]

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Places shown:

Austerfield ·Boston ·Bristol ·Gloucestershire ·Kent ·Lincolnshire ·Mickletown ·Oxfordshire ·Penshurst ·Redcliffe ·South Riding ·Sulgrave ·West Riding ·Yorkshire

Pictures from English Ancestral Homes of Noted Americans by Anne Hollingsworth Wharton, Philadelphia and London, J. B. Lippincott and Company, MCMXV [1915].

Anne Hollingsworth Wharton was born on 15th December 1845 and died on 29th July 1928, more than 70 years ago, so that this work is out of copyright. She was a descendent of Joseph Wharton and hence related to Thomas Wharton Jr. (1735-1778), the first President of Pennsylvania.

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