"A View of the Birth Place of Robert Fulton," Lancaster County, PA, hand-colored lithograph, Reigart & Dellinger, 1856.
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Hand-colored Lithograph

Credit: Courtesy of George Glazer Gallery, NYC

In 1765 Robert Fulton was born on a farm on the banks of the Conowingo Creek about twenty-two miles south of Lancaster. One of five children, Fulton received his early education in Lancaster, where he spent his free time in the shop of gunsmith William Henry, an amateur inventor, who since 1763 had been experimenting on boats with steam engines on the Conestoga River.

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