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U.S. History Topics » States & Regions » New York

Weir Farm: Home of an American Impressionist

examines the farm acquired by painter Alden Weir (1852-1919), where he summered for nearly 40 years (northeast of New City). At a time railroads were expanding, populations were increasing, and America's agrarian system was being replaced by industry, Weir was an artist who found inspiration in the quiet everyday settings of New England, and, in many ways, defined our vision of the American landscape. (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

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Cora Weir riding side saddle, c. 1900.  (Courtesy Weir Farm Trust)

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