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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Barn Quilts

Driving past quintessential American homesteads in rural Appalachia, you can see decorations on many farm buildings, such as these 'quilts'. Barn quilts are perhaps a more recent phenomenon, but they harken back to the earliest traditions Americans have used to brighten their lives.

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Date Taken: 11.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Richard Mallory Allnutt