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Amish children in the back of a buggy on the road in Lancaster County, Pensylvania
The Amish are a group of traditionalist Christian church fellowships. They are closely related to, but distinct from, Mennonites. The Amish are known for simple living, plain dress, and reluctance to adopt many conveniences of modern technology. The history of the Amish church began with a schism in Switzerland within a group of Swiss and Alsatian Anabaptists in 1693 led by Jakob Ammann. Those who followed Ammann became known as Amish. In the early 18th century, many Amish and Mennonites immigrated to Pennsylvania. Today, the most traditional descendants of the Amish continue to speak Pennsylvania German, also known as "Pennsylvania Dutch," although a dialect of Swiss German.
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[Half-tone reproduction of drawing by G.W. Peters in "Among the Dunkers", Scribner's, Nov. 1901, pp. 513-528]: An Amish Camp Meeting

[Half-tone reproduction of drawing by G.W. Peters in "Among the Dunker...

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Amish horse-drawn wagon, Plain City, Ohio
Amish wagon, Plain City, Ohio
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Martha Royer teaching two first graders in her one-room schoolhouse. There are fourteen pupils in the school and the grades run from first to second year high school. The little girl on the right comes from an Amish family
Amish horse-drawn wagons in Plain City, Ohio
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The children in Martha Royer's school singing the "Star Spangled Banner." Notice the Amish boy on the extreme left
Amish wagon, Plain City, Ohio
Amish horse-drawn wagons in Plain City, Ohio
The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph
Amish farmer and wife in town, Plain City, Ohio
Amish farmers from Pennsylvania observing farming methods near Sarasota, Florida
Amish farmers from Pennsylvania near Sarasota, where they are observing Florida farming methods
Amish farm woman from Pennsylvania near Sarasota, Florida, observing Florida farming methods
Amish farm couple from Pennsylvania observing farming methods near Sarasota, Florida
Amish farmers from Pennsylvania observing farming methods near Sarasota, Florida
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Amish and Mennonite women at farm auction
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Amish carriages
Honey Brook, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Amish farmer driving cultivator. Their religion bans powered cultivators on the soil or rubber-wheeled tractors, but all horse-drawn, steel-wheeled machinery is widely used
Honey Brook, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Amish farmland dipping harness in oil on the Zook farm
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Student in Lancaster County Mennonite public school where Amish, Mennonite and Pennsylvania Dutch children attend this eight grade, one-room schoolhouse
Intercourse, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Amish wagon shop
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Young Amish man who has not yet let his beard grow according to the custom of his church
Intercourse, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Amish wagon shop
Intercourse, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Blacksmith shop in conjuction with Amish wagon shop
Intercourse, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Amish wagon shop
Intercourse, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Blacksmith shop in conjuction with Amish wagon shop
Intercourse, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Hand worked axle and wagon bed. Amish wagon shop
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Amish women attending farm auction
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Amish wagons
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Amish women attending farm auction
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Amish, Mennonite and Pennsylvania Dutch children all patronized the candy stand at this farm auction
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Amish men attending farm auction
Honey Brook, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Amish farmland dipping harness in oil on the Zook farm
Intercourse, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Blacksmith shop in conjunction with Amish wagon shop
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Amish men attending farm auction
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Amish carriage
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Barreville is a center for Amish farmers. Outside phone booth under gas sign is a common sight. For it is not contrary to the "plain people's principles to use a phone so long as it is not in the home
Intercourse, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Amish wagon shop. Man is not Amish, but a blacksmith hired by the shop
Honey Brook, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Amish farmhand mending harness on the Zook farm
Honey Brook, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Amish farmhand dipping harness in oil on the Zook farm
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Amish carriage of the type used by the young people. The family carriage is always covered
Honey Brook, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Amish farmhand mending harness on the Zook farm
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Amish, Mennonite, and Pennsylvania Dutch farmers all came to this farm auction so that the auctioneer ran the bidding in "Deutsch" as well as English
Hinkletown, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Amish farmstead
Intercourse, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Amish carriage shop
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Amish wagon shop yard
Honey Brook (vicinity) Pennsylvania. Cheap tin steamer used for cooking corned beef in home of Amish FSA (Farm Security Administration) client
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Amish men attending farm auction
Honey Brook, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Amish farmland mending harness on the Zook farm. Electric light overhead has been disconnected for religious reasons
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Farm auction. Amish farmers cannot use tractor-drawn equipment on their lands, but can use horse-drawn cultivators providing they do not have rubber wheels
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Student in Lancaster County Mennonite public school where Amish, Mennonite and Pennsylvania Dutch children attend this eight grade, one-room schoolhouse
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Amish women at farm auction
Amish farm scene in Pennsylvania

Amish farm scene in Pennsylvania

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Rural farm barns, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Rural farm barns, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Amish vendor sign, Ohio

Amish vendor sign, Ohio

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Parked buggies in "Amish Country," Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Parked buggies in "Amish Country," Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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In "Amish Country," Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

In "Amish Country," Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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Amish farm, Intercourse, Pennsylvania

Amish farm, Intercourse, Pennsylvania

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Wagon rim on an Amish farm, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Wagon rim on an Amish farm, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Pretzel girl at Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pretzel girl at Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Amish shoo-fly pies, made from a gooey molasses-based filling and sometimes topped with chocolate cream. Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Amish shoo-fly pies, made from a gooey molasses-based filling and some...

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Amish farmer and his team of draft horses, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Amish farmer and his team of draft horses, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Amish life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Amish life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Tidy Amish farm in "Amish Country," Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Tidy Amish farm in "Amish Country," Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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Red barns on a tidy Amish farm in St. Mary's County, Maryland

Red barns on a tidy Amish farm in St. Mary's County, Maryland

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Amish farmer and his team of draft horses, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Amish farmer and his team of draft horses, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Amish buggy, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Amish buggy, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Tidy Amish farm in "Amish Country," Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Amish life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Amish life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Photograph taken during the 1980s. Title, date, subject... More

Amish life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Amish life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Photograph taken during the 1980s. Title, date, subject... More

Tidy Amish farm in "Amish Country," Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Tidy Amish farm in "Amish Country," Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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In "Amish Country," Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
In "Amish Country," Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

In "Amish Country," Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Amish life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Amish life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Photograph taken during the 1980s. Title, date, subject... More

Amish life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Amish life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Photograph taken during the 1980s. Title, date, subject... More

Parked buggies in "Amish Country," Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Parked buggies in "Amish Country," Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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Wash basins in "Amish Country," Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Wash basins in "Amish Country," Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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Wash hanging on the line on an Amish farm, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Amish figures swing in the wind outside an embroidery shop, Intercourse, Pennsylvania

Amish figures swing in the wind outside an embroidery shop, Intercours...

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"Amish" souvenir items are plentiful in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

"Amish" souvenir items are plentiful in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the... More

Amish life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Amish life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Photograph taken during the 1980s. Title, date, subject... More

Amish life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Amish life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Amish working the field in Pennsylvania

Amish working the field in Pennsylvania

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A young Amish woman from Lancaster County serves fresh-cooked soft pretzels, a time-honored Philadelphia delicacy at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A young Amish woman from Lancaster County serves fresh-cooked soft pre...

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Horse and buggy on the road in "Amish Country," Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Horse and buggy on the road in "Amish Country," Lancaster County, Penn...

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Amish farmer and his team of draft horses, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Amish farmer and his team of draft horses, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Horse and buggy on the road in "Amish Country," Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Horse and buggy on the road in "Amish Country," Lancaster County, Penn...

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Giant Amishwoman statue at the Pennsylvania Dutch Visitors Bureau in "Amish Country" Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Giant Amishwoman statue at the Pennsylvania Dutch Visitors Bureau in "...

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Amish life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Amish life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Photograph taken during the 1980s. Title, date, subject... More

Amish life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Amish life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Photograph taken during the 1980s. Title, date, subject... More

Amish life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Amish life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Photograph taken during the 1980s. Title, date, subject... More

Amish farm corn crib, Pennsylvania

Amish farm corn crib, Pennsylvania

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Farm equipment, pulled by an Amishman on a steel-wheel wagon in "Amish Country," Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Farm equipment, pulled by an Amishman on a steel-wheel wagon in "Amish...

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Amish life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Amish life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Photograph taken during the 1980s. Title, date, subject... More

Caution sign to auto drivers to be on the lookout for Amish horses and buggies in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Caution sign to auto drivers to be on the lookout for Amish horses and...

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Prosperous Amish farm, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Prosperous Amish farm, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Amish life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Amish life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Photograph taken during the 1980s. Title, date, subject... More

Amish life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Amish life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Photograph taken during the 1980s. Title, date, subject... More

Amish buggies, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Amish buggies, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Amish buggy in Pennsylvania

Amish buggy in Pennsylvania

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