Friday, April 21, 2017

Nantucket Painting by Ana Cogden 1920

Nantucket. painting by Anna Congden circa 1920s


Mama Pea said...

Lovely painting. You just don't see windmills like that in our country anymore, do you? There was one that had been preserved in Illinois near where I grew up. If I remember correctly, it was originally used for grinding the farmers' grains into flour.

Content in a Cottage said...

Mama Pea... There are still a few historic windmills dating back to the first years of the 1800s in East Hampton, Southampton, and Water Mill, all located on Long Island New York.

Here is the information I found when researching them:

For most of the last century, Americans have regarded windmills as a picturesque remnant of our agrarian beginnings, a pleasant, even romantic aspect of the landscape in certain areas of the eastern seaboard. But in their earlier life they were hard working laborers in the community, applying man's ingenuity to tasks essential to survival: they ground grain, sawed wood and pumped water, and assumed all of which the wind could be applied to do the work of their designers.

xo, Rosemary

Mama Pea said...

The first wind generators! Thanks for the information, Rosemary.

Have a lovely weekend!

The Queen Vee said...

Oft times I feel so talentless but then I remind myself I have the talent of appreciating other's talents. This painting is delightful, love the colors, the primitiveness of it and that it depicts life being lived. Yeah, and I wouldn't mind owning it either.