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Conrad Weiser Homestead, Womelsdorf, PA.
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Conrad Weiser Homestead, Womelsdorf, PA.

Credit: Pennsylvania State Archives

There are no known paintings or drawings of Conrad Weiser made during his lifetime. This may seem strange for a person who figured so significantly in Pennsylvania's colonial history, but Weiser lived most of his life on the frontier and did not belong to the colony's elite social class. Like most Indian agents, his work was "behind the scenes," and so it is not surprising that he never posed for a portrait.

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