About this object

Mahanoy City is located in the southern coal region of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. A railroad bridge crosses the main street to allow wagons and trolley cars to pass beneath. Telegraph poles line the road leading up to the coal breakers.

When Pennell visited Mahanoy City in 1908 there were 41 coal mines in the Mahanoy Valley. America was at the forefront of the industrial revolution.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    Joseph Pennell (American, born:1857-07-04, died:1926-04-23)
  • Date
    1908
  • Materials
    Etching; Paper
  • Measurements
    plate mark: 28.2 cm x 21.8
  • Physical description
    View of a road with a railroad bridge across. Telegraph poles line the road leading up to the hills.
  • Related people
    Joseph Pennell (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 1576
  • Credit line
    Purchased by the Walker Art Gallery from the Liverpool Autumn Exhibition in 1909
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

Inscriptions

Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: Pennell July 1908
    Inscription method:
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Centre left; On plate
  • Inscription text: J Pennell imp
    Inscription method:
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Below plate; Centre
  • Inscription text: L / 111
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Below plate; Lower right
Object view = Fine Art
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