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        New Harmony - All Owin' - No payin', 1845

        Cruikshank, George (1792-1878). English. Medium: etching. Date: 1845. This print satirises the proto-socialist community of New Harmony that was founded by Welshman Robert Owen (1771?1858) on the Wabash River, Posey County, Indiana, United States in 1825. The larger community lasted only until 1827 at which time smaller communities were formed, which led to further subdivision, until individualism replaced socialism in 1828. New Harmony was dissolved in 1829 due to constant quarrels as parcels of land and property were returned to private use. A bust of Robert Owen is seen in the centre of the image. Provenance: Private Collection.


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