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Collection DeTurk
Object Name Print, Photographic
Title Southwest perspective view
Description Digital image from photograph print of DeTurk House showing perspective view of south & west elevations and 19th-century addition to left.

Earliest known photo of DeTurk House, c. 1900-1910. Details include: brick oculus, gable hood, pent roofs with side-lap shingles, paneled shutters, original first-floor exterior dutch door{1}, gable-end chimney, attic door (altered, with glazed sash added), 19th-century masonry addition, and ladder against SE corner.

{1} The first painted finish on the original paneled door was red, white, and blue [see archive record #....for a discussion of the photo-micro analysis determining this color scheme. Images #2 and 3 are c. 1950 photos showing the door still in place. A few years later the door was sold and installed in a house in Virginia. About 55 years later, the door [photo 67, 1/1/80] and its original hardware [photo 84, 1/1/80] were generously returned by the family of the 1950s purchaser and is currently preserved and exhibited by the Trust as an authentic and original mid-18th century architectural artifact.
Laurence Ward, June 2016

Photographer Fegley, H. Winslow
Date c.1900-1910
Notes Image #1 is generously provided by the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, Pennsburg, PA, from its extensive collection of J. Winslow Fegley photographic prints, many of which appear in the book of Fegley photographs entitled “Farming Always Farming, A Photographic Essay…”, published as Volume 20 [2d series] by The Pennsylvania German Society in 1986.
People DeTurk, John
Fegley, H. Winslow
Print size 2.94 x 2.13 inches
Catalog Number 1001.01.021
Archive Number DTHPH1
Provenance This photo is published as Fig. 67 on page 80 of "Farming Always Farming: A Photographic Essay of Rural Pennsylvania German Land and Life"--photographs by H. Winslow Fegley , edited by Scott Swank , Frederick Sheeley Weiser, and Alan G. Keyser, reproduced by Robert Walch; published by the Pennsylvania German Society (1986).
Frame# 3184
Search Terms DTHPH
De Turck
De Turk
DeTurk House
DeTurk Photo
Fegley Photo
Gable-end Chimney
Pent Roof
Pent Hood
Brick Oculus
Side-lap Shingles
Attic Door
Corner Chimney
Schwenkfelder Library
Shingle Roof
Vintage Photo