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Longwood (Peirce Park) 1730

@ West Chester University

Stephen Moylan Press, Whitford, PA


Image side: Image of a corner view of Longwood Peirce Park) printed in black with trees surrounding. Verso side: Post Card and red postage stamp with John Adams in the top right corner. Information about image in top right corner. Publisher information printed sideways down the middle. Handwritten message on left. Handwritten address on right.Front caption reads: Longwood (Peirce Park) 1730. H.T. MacNeill '53 [artist's name]. Back caption reads: Longwood (Peirce Park) 1730 near Kennett Square, Chester Co., Pa. Original grant of land from Penn to George Peirce in 1699. House built in 1730 contains original roof timber and joists. Rachel Peirce was ardent worker in the ""Underground Railroad"" for runaway slaves, prior to the Civil War. ""Longwood"" named from strip of woodland extending many miles from Peirce House. Since 1915, the home of Mr. P. S. duPont.In the center of a historic section including Valley Forge. Enjoying the job of morale boosting here in park. Best Wishes, Sincerely, Lois Harris. Feb. 24, 1957Miss Caroline Raymond, N. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.Lois Harris
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