Authentic, original circa 1800's sepia tone lithograph of The Old Manse, in Concord, Massachusetts. Executed by Ross Turner. 5 3/4 x 4, tipped to a 9 x 6 album page. Very fine.
This Georgian style home was built in 1770 for the Reverend William Emerson. The property is located in Concord, Mass., near the North Bridge and is part of Minute Man National Historical Park. The house is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, and is a U.S. National Historic Landmark. Reverend William Emerson, the original home owner, was chaplain to the Provisional Congress and later a chaplain to the Continental Army. He observed the fight at the North Bridge on April 19, 1775, from his farm fields while his wife and children witnessed the fight from the upstairs windows of their house.
William Emerson's grandson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, the famous American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement, moved to Concord in 1834 and lived at The Old Manse where he wrote some of his early works.
In 1842, the famous American writer, Nathaniel Hawthorne lived in the house where he published about 20 sketches and tales.
In May 1845, future President Franklin Pierce visited Hawthorne at The Old Manse.