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Old Haliburton Mill
  • Avis Chitwood
    born: Mound City, Kansas, United States ; died: Topeka, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • Old Haliburton Mill, circa 1930s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • etching
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 152 x 245 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 221 x 318 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 x 9 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 11/16 x 12 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1995.0058

Old Halliburton Mill was near Boiling Springs, Tennessee, where Chitwood had family. If a farm had a small mill like this it was generally used for custom grinding and milling as well as for the needs of the owners (Flory & Fishburn). The fence in the background is of the unusual double post variety.