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THE PUBLIC SQUARE/ BIG SPRING


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THE PUBLIC SQUARE AND BIG SPRING, HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA 1823

SARAH HUFF FISK - Artist


This drawing was done to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Huntsville Water Works, the nation’s oldest water system west of the Appalachian Mountains. It is based on over ten years of research of land records, deeds, building descriptions, and other historical data by historian/artist, Sarah Huff Fisk, to accurately depict the many buildings.  

Daily life around the square comes to life in the artist’s conception.  The bird's-eye view shows pumping of water from the Big Spring to the courthouse square through hollowed-out logs.   

Originally drawn completely in pencil, the original resides in a private collection. However, the artist offers a print on the best linen acid-free paper suitable for framing. 

Two sizes are available:  8 ½” x 11” and 18” x 24 ½”  

Accompanying the drawing is a list of fifty activities shown in the drawing, along with a legend identifying the location of each activity.  This provides the viewer with a glimpse of daily life in 1823 Huntsville, Alabama. 

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DRAWINGS FROM LONG AGO ....


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DRAWINGS FROM LONG AGO IN MADISON COUNTY

Black and write prints of illustrations by Sarah Huff Fisk used in the children’s book, Long Ago in Madison County, are available in sets of five different scenes:  On the Way, Stopping for the Night, Building a Log Cabin, Making Rail Fences, and Making Candles. 

These 8.75” x 6.75” prints are suitable for framing.  They are also beautiful when hand-colored and make excellent coloring projects for children to provide interactive enjoyment while reading the book. 

Visit the BOOK section of this website to learn more about this educational and entertaining book written by a local school teacher.