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Jan Faul, "Farming the Welsh Hills", Portfolio, 1994

Photographer:
Faul, Jan 1945-
Physical description:
Silver gelatin photoprints, 11 x 14 inches, paper, unmounted
0.3 cu. ft.: 1 box
1 portfolio: 32 photoprints
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Portfolios (groups of works)
Landscapes (representations)
Place:
Wisconsin
Waukesha County (Wis.)
Date:
1994
1990-2000
Notes:
Artist b. Port Chester, N.Y., 1945; childhood in several American cities and Switzerland; studied printmaking at George Washington University, Washington, D.C., graduated 1969; gave up printmaking for photography due to influence of Farm Security Administration photographs he had seen at the Library of Congress as a teenager. Self-employed photographer since 1970, working on grants and contracts to document workers, rural poverty, etc.; also landscape, still life, and portraiture. To Denmark 1979: commercial photography for about ten years before returning to the U.S. Work in many museum and private collections. Artist's residency, Yaddo, 1992-1993.
Artist's comment about the portfolio subjects: Welsh men and women came to Waukesha County in the 1840s to launch another part of America's dairy history; after five or six generations, many farms are still family owned. Today's farms are threatened by developers due to rising land prices (up to $50,000/acre perked) and their central location between Milwaukee (east), Madison (west), and Chicago (south).
Summary:
32 photographs made in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, May 1994. Includes images of farms, dairy barns, silos, cemetery, roads, etc.
Cite as:
Jan Faul "Farming the Welsh Hills" Portfolio, 1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist [or Barbara Scheide: consult finding aid for credits for specific photographs]
Topic:
Agricultural land
Cemeteries
Dairy farms
Real estate development
Welsh Americans
Barns
Silos
Local number:
1994.0402 (NMAH Acc.)
1994.0403 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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