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‘FOE’ Civil War exhibit lives to fight another day in York, Pa.

You might call this the largest cardboard recycling project ever in York County. It means Wayne White’s ‘FOE’ exhibit will live to fight another day. York College of Pennsylvania students carried the dismantled cardboard-and-wood exhibit or installation from MarketView Arts on West Philadelphia Street to LSC Design on North George. The exhibit by the noted White showed everyday life for the two days that the Confederate Army occupied York in late-June 1863. The exhibit ended, and its figures will reside in storage at LSC for display at yet undetermined places in York County.

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‘Lewis Miller’s People:’ New book portrays 700-plus York countians in the 1800s

Donald Shelley, executive director of the Henry Ford Museum, said the 1966 publication of 19th-century York countian Lewis Miller’s work would provide a service for students and historians in opening up a new field of study in American social life, customs, arts and the like. His prediction came true. Now a complementary volume to that now out-of-print book is becoming available in the fall. ‘Lewis Miller’s People’ is a collection of more than 700 of Lewis Miller’s portraits in the collection of the York County Heritage Trust.

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What is black and white and red all over? A York, Pa., newspaper quilt

York countian Gale Jamieson created this artwork – made from issues of the York, Pa., Daily Record. It’s an on-point example about how artists preserve history and helped form the fabric of a community. Also of interest: William Wagner, Lewis Miller made York, Pa. ‘one of the most highly depicted communities in the early nineteenth century United States’.

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York artist illustrates Creativity Unleashed: Linked in to history, 1/21/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers Earl Weaver memories, Perdue’s soybean processing plant, Creativity Unleashed and MLK Day observances.

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Part II: By this count, York County hosted 3 military prisoner-of-war camps

This image, drawn by noted 19th-century York artist Lewis Miller,  shows the front facade of Washington Hall. The building served as an entertainment venue and IOOF Lodge, among other uses. Today, it houses apartments. It also houses overflow from the … Continue reading

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Part II: Look out Wikipedia, here come the Murals of York, courtesy of Roundtown Elementary third graders

‘Weighing the Butter’ is one of 16 mini-murals that join 18 large-scale panels to form the Murals of York. This adaptation of Lewis Miller’s work appears on the wall of the Central Market Annex and on a recent Wikipedia site … Continue reading

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William Wagner, Lewis Miller made York, Pa. ‘one of the most highly depicted communities in the early nineteenth century United States’

Noted York County, Pa., artist/engraver William Wagner’s drawings of York streetscapes and noteworthy buildings are available in this 1996 book, still in print. Thirty-eight of Wagner’s colorful drawings (see example below) are available in this publication, available at the York … Continue reading

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Pandemic struck York County in 1849 – gold fever

Nineteenth-century artist Lewis Miller captured 49ers from York, Pa. Background posts: There’s oil in those New Salem hills and Iron-mine-turned-into-party-spot turned into York County park and Site filled with wealth of York County geological info. 49ers from York? Fellow blogger … Continue reading

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Rebs’ short York visit creates long memories – 5/31 iconic images

Confederate soldiers lower the large American flag in York’s Centre Square on June 30, 1863, after the town’s fathers had surrendered the day before. The rebels marched uncontested into the undefended Pennsylvania town. Immediately after settling in, Gen. Jubal Early’s … Continue reading

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York/Adams’ interest in Underground Railroad grows

Artist Lewis Miller captures members of the black community celebrating after receiving news of the Emancipation Proclamation. (Courtesy, York County Heritage Trust.) Underground Railroad enthusiasts will have two opportunities to learn more about that network that led many fugitives to … Continue reading

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