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Country Joys

December 2023
1min read

During the nineteenth century most Americans still lived in the most Americans still lived in the country, and children work considered necessary for their character, but in the endless routine of farming the labor of each pair of hands was genuinely needed. The genre painters of the time, however also recorded the country child’s play world— a large and appealing world of animals, woods, water, barns, fences, and trees.

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