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"martha d. shattuck" <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 30 Dec 1997 16:20:58 -0800
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Phil Lord wrote:
> I am looking for a 19th century engraving or other pre-1900 image of a
> hay rick. The verbal description indicates the typical Mohawk Valley
> construction; four posts set in the ground with holes at various intervals
> near the tops for pegs to be inserted; a movable roof that could be
> lowered as the hay was used, resting on these pegs. These are often
> shown in the background of period paintings, often dimly in the
> shadows, and appear to have had for the most part roofs that were
> more or less conical; actually made of four flat planes running to a point.
> I am looking for a clean, clear graphic of one of these, and I swear I have
> seen one [and not the one in Eric Sloane's book]. Has anyone come
> across such an image?
> Phil Lord
> Historical Survey
> New York State Museum
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Re: Hay Ricks

Since hay ricks or hay barracks, as you describe them, are of Dutch
origin, it's possible that Charly Gehring at the New Netherland Project
can be of help.

Martha D. Shattuck
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