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Old Economy Village
Last home of the 19th-Century Harmony Society, a Christian communal society known for piety and industrial propsperity.
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Date(s): 28 August 2005. Album by Ralf Brown. Photos by Ralf Brown. 1 - 54 of 54 Total. 52816 Visits.
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Ambridge Museum in the Visitor's Center

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PIC48502

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Founded by Germans

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George Rapp's House
"it is a huge house"
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The Main Street

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Touring the Rapp House

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Bible Stand

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Award-Winning Silks

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Print Shop

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Shoe Shop

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Lasts in the Shoe Shop

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Hat Shop

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Silk Worm

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Bake Oven

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School Room

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Natural History Museum

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Drafting Table

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Carriage House

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Fire Truck

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Church

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  Sign the Guestbook. Displaying 5 of 5 entries.
'Father' Jacob Henrici (1804-1892)immigrated from Bavaria (Germany)in 1824 to America and joined in 1826 the Harmony Society as a teacher. On Father Rapp's death (1847) he became the head of the Society for almost half a century and was "one of the pituresque figures of Western Pennsylvania".
(see THE HARMONY SOCIETY by J.M. TATE Jr., Sewickley, Pa, 1925
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Dr. Diethelm Henrici, Wed, 1 Jun 2011 1:14PM
I am working on a manuscript for a book on the Harmonists and wanted to know the cost and procedure for ordering several images either as photos or digititized.
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Paul Douglas, Wed, 13 Feb 2008 10:43AM
Thank you for visiting us at Old Economy to celebrate Gertrude Rapp's 197th birthday!  I am "young Gertrude" in PIC48691 and the "mother" of the silkworm pictured (as well as over a thousand others).  I'd love to have copies of some of these pictures for my scrapbook, as my father (who usually takes pictures for me) was otherwise engaged (he's in picture 58677!).
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Emily Lapisardi, Mon, 9 Jan 2006 9:51PM
Your pictures are beautiful.  I have to get information of Old Economy Village for my Victorian America class, and i would like to use your photos.  Please let me know if this is possible.  Thank You!
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Abby McCready, Thu, 15 Sep 2005 11:48AM
I am planning to write a paper for my PA history class on Old Economy Village, and was wondering if you would allow me to use some of your photos.  Thank you.
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Nicole Thorne, Fri, 9 Sep 2005 8:13AM