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Back Photographing Avondale
Photograph of Reflection of two boys and tree at Avondale Photograph of Two Crowell children with Billy at Avondale Photograph of Crowell children playing in boat with Francis Crowell on bank
ARCADIA IN AVONDALE
PHOTOGRAPHING AVONDALE
Eakins' sister Fanny is proud of her brother's accomplishments and supports his career. Eakins establishes a studio at the back of the house. He brings his paints to the farm as well as his camera. At an early age, Fanny's children were posing, assisting and receiving instruction from their Uncle Tom.  
Their children almost stood in for the children Eakins never had. He enjoyed children, always did, and certainly their presence here was a very important factor in the enjoyment he had whenever he came here. W. DOUGLASS PASCHALL
Research Associate and Coordinator, Thomas Eakins Projects, Philadelphia Museum of Art
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