Brush Creek Camp Ground / Ky. [Mercer?] Co. [manuscript title on bottom edge of wood block].

NP: nd [19th century]. Wood engraving, 3 x 3 7/8 inches, carved into a 7/8-inch wood block, the manuscript title on the bottom edge of the block. A charming scene, the image pictures a religious revival camp site in a forest, with an empty open outdoor meeting room with roof surrounded by a high log fence, a small log building with a lone figure at the front to the right. We have located a Brush Creek Campground, active in the early 19th century, in Washington County, Tennessee, but have not been able to positively identify one in Kentucky (the manuscript county name on the woodblock ends with an "r," seems to begin with an M, and has five or six letters; Mercer County is the only one in Kentucky to fit that profile), although there are a number of Brush Creeks in the state. Pleasant Hill, in Mercer County, Kentucky, was home to a Shaker community, 1806-1910. One crack in the image surface, old ink residue on the bottom surface, some rubbing to the side edges, but still a very good example. A charming image of a 19th-century southern religious revival camp ground. (9083). Item #62122

Price: $300.00

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