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The Amish

Created by: PICRYLDated: 2016
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...

Reference copy may be available in LOT 4400G. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

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

Bibles, including the top two in German, in "Amish Country," Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Bibles, including the top two in German, in "Amish Country," Lancaster...

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Amish Country quilts, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Amish Country quilts, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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In "Amish Country," Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

In "Amish Country," Lancaster County, 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

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

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

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Prosperous Amish farm, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Prosperous Amish farm, 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. Note the absence of electric wires heading to the farms... 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" souvenir items are plentiful in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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

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

Amish farmer and his team of draft horses, 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. Though the Amish's equipment is humble, their skills at... more

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

Amish farmer and his team of draft horses, 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. Though the Amish's equipment is humble, their skills at... 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 dolls in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Amish dolls 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. 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

Fruit "put up" for the winter an Amish kitchen, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Fruit "put up" for the winter an Amish kitchen, Lancaster, Pennsylvani...

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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...

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, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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

Amish farmer and his team of draft horses, 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. Though the Amish's equipment is humble, their skills at... 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

Sawmill in "Amish Country," Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Sawmill in "Amish Country," Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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Rural farm barns, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Rural farm barns, Lancaster, 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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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 "whoopie pies," a surprisingly sinful treat. Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Amish "whoopie pies," a surprisingly sinful treat. Lancaster, Pennsylv...

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 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...

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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Amish farm corn crib, Pennsylvania

Amish farm corn crib, Pennsylvania

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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 "...

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

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

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

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 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

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 "...

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

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...

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 vendor sign, Ohio

Amish vendor sign, Ohio

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 farm, Intercourse, Pennsylvania

Amish farm, Intercourse, 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 working the field in Pennsylvania

Amish working the field in Pennsylvania

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

Parked buggies 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

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 scene in Pennsylvania

Amish farm scene in 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

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

Parked buggies 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