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Smallwood's Retreat

 

General Smallwood was a 'gentelman farmer', farming tobacco in Southern Maryland, turned miltary man in the War of Revolution: he was the highest ranked officer from the state of Maryland. Subsequently, he served as governor of the State for three one-year terms.  The house was built between 1732 and 1792 - the present construction is a restoration from a ruined state. Converted slide from 1971.

 

 

Smallwood's Retreat

 

General Smallwood was a 'gentelman farmer', farming tobacco in Southern Maryland, turned miltary man in the War of Revolution: he was the highest ranked officer from the state of Maryland. Subsequently, he served as governor of the State for three one-year terms.  The house was built between 1732 and 1792 - the present construction is a restoration from a ruined state. Converted slide from 1971.

 

 

comments (11)

I like your composition on this, Tom!
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Elizabeth.
it looks like the 'gentleman farmer' was doing very well with his tobacco harvest Tom... an excellent image....petersmile
Tom Wilson: Yes, I think they did all right - as long as their ships made it to port!
What a lovely property Tom!
Tom Wilson: Now part of a state park - very pleasant.
The expanse of land probably allowed him to breathe freely, Tom. At least I would have been invigorated there.
Tom Wilson: Indeed it would - about 5,000 acres I think, Ginnie.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Jan 2016, 07:34
Very nice to see the place restored to its proper place in American history Tom
Tom Wilson: Quite a modest house, too.
The conversion resembles a twiddle with the painting mode. I think I said that before too.
Tom Wilson: I think that's the accidental effect of the lower definition of film, compared with digital, and, probably, partly the result of the digitisation process.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Jan 2016, 10:43
Gentleman farmer - meaning; rich enough to live on this huge property, but not really needing to cultivate anything. That would be nice - for me as well smile
Tom Wilson: I think we'd all vote for that, Louis. Another definition of a gentleman farmer: one who never raises anything but his hat - or his umbrella smile
The classic overhanging leaves, you can't beat it Tom.
Tom Wilson: A sure-fire winner, Chad smile
interesting stuff, Tom. people making their fortunes producing tobacco and tobacco products have been around for much longer than i previously thought.
Tom Wilson: Oh, indeed - I think it was the staple trade of the first English settlers in Maryland and Virginia.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Jan 2016, 15:23
It looks to be in an idyllic setting Tom
Tom Wilson: A lovely spot, Ayush
A fine looking restoration isn't it.
Tom Wilson: Excellent work, Brian.

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