Within this collection of exciting new images licensed from the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, you will find artifacts unlike anything else in our archive. Browse the almost 1,500 historic images and you'll be transported back in time giving you the chance to view the idyllic grounds and daily life in eighteen different Shaker communities, the lost architecture of 19th century Philadelphia, and the collected works of one of this country's most prolific artists and printers.
Located in Winterthur, Delaware on the grounds of du Pont's childhood home, Winterthur (pronounced Winter-tour) is the setting for the foremost museum of American decorative arts. Best known for its excellence in ceramics, glass, furniture, metalwork, paintings, prints, textiles and needlework, Winterthur has something for everyone who loves history.
As Winterthur's library and museum are home to considerably more artifacts and historic documents than are presented here, HMW encourages its users to visit the museum in person or online. More details can be found on www.Winterthur.org.
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