Fair certificate containing an ornate border with seven vignettes related to agriculture and horticulture. Vignettes show a small herd of sheep; an iron worker with his assistant at a forge (resembling John Neagle's "Pat Lyon at his Forge"); a group of cattle; the Easton fairgrounds in front of a municipal building; a pair of horses; a locomotive travelling across a bridge away from a complex of manufactories; and a gathering of barn animals. Animals include a pig, chickens, ducks, geese, and a turkey. Border also includes farm produce such as squashes, cherries, grape vines, herbs, and plants in addition to agricultural and farm implements, including a butter churn, rake, hoe, basket, pitcher, pail, sickle, shovel, and an ax. Also contains a vignette showing the coat of arms of Pennsylvania including the banner "Virtue, Liberty and Independence." The Farmers & Mechanics Institute of Northampton County Pa. formed in 1855 to create a committee to buy land in Easton suitable for fair grounds following the Northampton County Agricultural Society choosing neighboring Nazareth for its permanent fair grounds., Not in Wainwright., Completed in manuscript on September 26, 1856 to Leonard Frankenfield, Bethlehem Twp., Penna. for Best Horse Raker. Signed Geo. W. Yates, Secy. and Sam Yohe, Prest., Caption: From a photograph by Reuben Knecht, Easton, Pa., Philadelphia on Stone, POSP 296, Pasted on foam core.
Queen, James Fuller, 1820 or 21-1886, artist
Library Company of Philadelphia | Print Department *Philadelphia Certificates - Agriculture [P.2019.24.3]