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Object ID A_9_u_008
Object Name Print, Photographic
Title [Pardoe Farm, Tusculum]
Studio Rose Studio
Date before 1897
Year Range from 1890.0
Year Range to 1897.0
Description A family and dogs in front of Tusculum house, Cherry Hill Road, when it was owned by the Pardoe family. Originally dated "1908?" on the verso, the date has been modified to before 1897, as the photograph appears to show the house before it was "Victorianized" in 1897.

The house was built c. 1773. John Witherspoon, signer of the Declaration of Independence and President of the College of New Jersey (Princeton University), acquired the farm in 1773 and built Tusculum. He rented out the property until 1779, then occupied the house from 1779 until his death in 1794. The barn, shown here in the background to the left of the house, dates to the 18th century.
Place Princeton, NJ
Print size 7 1/2" x 9"
Subjects Buildings
Residences
Houses
Homes
Stone buildings
Porches
Farms
Dogs
Men
Trellises
Chairs
Boys
Children
Women
Families
Bicycles & tricycles
Hammocks
People Witherspoon, John
Pardoe, Marcus W.
Search Terms Tusculum
Cherry Hill Road
Notes In pencil on back of photo:
8x10
#23 - R1085
Pardoe Farm, 1908? with people
Victorianized c. 1897 therefore dated before 1897. RG 2/9/87
Provenance Part of the Rose Studio Collection. A_9_u_009 is another print of the same image.