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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.

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.

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[picture: Prison Cells (wallpaper version)]

Prison Cells (wallpaper version)

A version of Prison Cells... for use as a computer desktop background image (root wallpaper or whatever you call it on your system). I cropped the image and increased the contrast to make it more atmospheric. [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: Sulgrave Manor]

Sulgrave Manor

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

[picture: Church of St. Mary, Redcliffe, Bristol]

Church of St. Mary, Redcliffe, Bristol

Admiral Sir William Pen (1621 – 70), son of Giles Penn of Redcliffe, was buried at St Mary Redcliffe Church. He was a squadron commander in Cromwell’s Navy. He received Pennsylvania as a land grant in exchange for services rendered to King Charles II, and founded a Quaker colony there. Admiral Penn is buried in the church shown here. I don’t [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Austerfield Church]

Austerfield Church

“Austerfield is a typical north country village. Less picturesque than such midland and southern hamlets as Brington, Ecton and Penshurst, these northern villages, with their steep-roofed, narrow-gabled houses of brick and stone, substantial, and built to keep out the winter storms, which are severe in this part of England, with no attempt at ornament, [...] [more...] [$]


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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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