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 Harper's Weekly, Eight illustrations depicting a New England farmhouse (1876),
courtesy of the Library of Congress [LC-USZ62-102852].
These illustrations depict a replica New England farmhouse that was exhibited at the Centennial Exposition of 1876.
 Allen L. Hubbard, Alna Meeting House, State Rt. 218, Alna, Lincoln County, Maine (1936),
courtesy of the Library of Congress.
This plain-style meetinghouse reflects the old New England emphasis on spiritual rather than material wealth. Meetinghouses were places of worship and the site of town meetings.
 Arnold Genthe, Sarah Orne Jewett (n.d.),
courtesy of the Library of Congress, Arnold Genthe Collection [LC-G4085-0430].
Born in 1849 in South Berwick, Maine, Sarah Orne Jewett grew up steeped in the idioms and atmosphere of coastal New England. Her evocative sketches of village life in nineteenth-century Maine have earned her a place among the most important practitioners of American regional writing.
 Samuel H. Gottscho, Gate bordered by stone walls (c. 1918),
courtesy of the Library of Congress [LC-USZC2-4334].
Photograph of a rural New England setting such as those found in Jewett's work.
 Joseph John Kirkbride, Panorama of Mooseriver Village (c. 1884-91),
courtesy of the Library of Congess [LC-USZ62-61485].
Sarah Orne Jewett, the daughter of a country doctor, drew much of her inspiration from the small-town New England life with which she was intimately familiar.
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