Berks County Almshouse, 1880

Oil and gold paint on zinc | 82.9 x 101.6cm | 1880

John Rasmussen

A house painter from Reading, Pennsylvania, Rasmussen was influenced by the works of Charles Hofmann, a fellow resident of the public poorhouse in Shillington, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Rasmussen was committed for alcoholism in 1879 and stayed at t...
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