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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.

Some sample images

[picture: The Post-Office at Penshurst]

The Post-Office at Penshurst

Perhaps Tudor or older? [$]

[picture: Methley Hall, Yorkshire]

Methley Hall, Yorkshire

This building was demolished in 1963, and there is nothing left of it. [more...] [$]

[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: 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: Room in which Lawrence Washington was born, Sulgrave Manor]

Room in which Lawrence Washington was born, Sulgrave Manor

“It was in this rrom that Lawrence Washington, sone of Robert, and great-great-great grandfather of George Washington, was born.” (p. 106) [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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