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Ser.2 Watercolors and other Art Works

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Alexander Fothergill (1788-1843) was educated in England. His daughter, Ann (b.1830), was a schoolteacher in Wilmington, Delaware. She was educated at least in part at (Dupre) Knight's School for Young Ladies (1850 Census). Many of the images in this series are labelled with her name on the back, but it is apparent that not all are her work. It is possible either that she taught some of the artists, or that the works were given to her by other family members. Ann lived with her mother until the death of the latter in 1874, then spent time in the households of her sisters, Alice Howarth and Margaret, who kept boarding houses in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and her brother, Henry, who was a pattern-maker in Steelton, Pennsylvania.

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