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for Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts Vol. 7 Issue 1, May 1981
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A group of new pictorial material has surfaced from the record books of the Bannan, Fries and Hobday families, all of which were drawn by an unidentified artist in Winchester, Virginia during the early nineteenth century. Stylistic patterns in the artist’s design and calligraphy indicate German influence from Virginia, Maryland, and the piedmont regions of North and South Carolina.
Redwell Ironworks, a joint business venture of Derick Pennybacker, John Jordon, and Richard Patton, was a prominent iron producer in the Shenandoah Valley during the eighteenth century. Surviving wrought iron is spread throughout the eastern states and remain as direct evidence of the industrial success of Redwell.
Textiles were frequent and vital imports into eighteenth century Charleston, South Carolina. Trade goods were often imported from England and sent up navigable coastal waters to the ports of North Carolina.