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Bordentown - Patience Lovell Wright House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LowellHouseGuy
N 40° 08.916 W 074° 42.830
18T E 524374 N 4444289
Quick Description: Home of Patience Lovell Wright
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 3/6/2006 7:26:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM8G3
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member chstress53
Views: 101

Long Description:

1769 – the death of the husband of Patience Wright (later America's first native-born sculptor). To make a living she molded faces out of putty, bread dough, and wax, making portraits in tinted wax. 1770s &
1780s -- some of the buildings in the downtown included Hoagland's Tavern (owned by Col. Oakey Hoagland); the Francis Hopkinson House; the home of Col. Joseph Borden; and the Patience Wright House.
By 1772 – Patience Wright she traveled to London where became a sensation, bolstered by her more crass American behavior and speech.
Marker Name: Home of Patience Lovell Wright

Marker Type: Official NJ State

Marker text:
Home of Patience Lovell Wright 1725-1786 First American Modeler in Wax and female spy. Mother of Joseph Wright the designer of the original US coins

Dedication Date: 11/20/1943

City: Bordentown

County: Burlington

Group responsible for placement: Unknown

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