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The Landis Family: A Pennsylvania German Family Album
     

The Landis Family: A Pennsylvania German Family Album

by Irwin Richman
 

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The Landis family of Landis Valley was ordinary and extraordinary at the same time. Its members were typical Pennsylvania Germans of their era, focused on farming and family, yet they also traveled, edited magazines, and became the founders of the Landis Valley Museum. The Landis family settled in Lancaster County in the 18th century, where Henry Harrison Landis and

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The Landis family of Landis Valley was ordinary and extraordinary at the same time. Its members were typical Pennsylvania Germans of their era, focused on farming and family, yet they also traveled, edited magazines, and became the founders of the Landis Valley Museum. The Landis family settled in Lancaster County in the 18th century, where Henry Harrison Landis and his wife, Emma Caroline Landis, raised their children, Henry Kinzer, George Diller, and Nettie Mae, in a cross-cultural environment. Descended from Mennonite and Reformed Church families, the Landis family formed an appreciation for both cultures, and recognizing the valuable contributions of Pennsylvania Germans to American culture, they collected images and objects to chronicle their unique way of life. Using historic photographs, many never before published, The Landis Family: A Pennsylvania German Family Album provides insights into the family life, customs, and agricultural traditions of this unique region.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439620236
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/11/2008
Series:
Images of America Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
61 MB
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Meet the Author

Professor emeritus of American Studies at Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg, Irwin Richman is the author of many books and articles on Pennsylvania Dutch arts and culture and the author of five Arcadia books. He is currently a research associate at the Landis Valley Museum.

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