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Carpenter’s Hut by Allart van Everdingen, c. 1645-1656

Carpenter’s Hut by Allart van Everdingen

Carpenter’s Hut by Allart van Everdingen

Other, NGA_1973-15-38
 
Document Description
Carpenter’s Hut, an etching by Allart van Everdingen, c.1645-1656.
 
Questions
LIst the objects in the drawing and sort them into categories.
Describe the carpenter's life based on evidence from the drawing.
 

Historical Context
The Dutch colony of New Netherland included a vast amount of virgin forests. These forests provided the raw materials for a thriving shipbuilding and saw mill industry. However, the Dutch West India Company was not interested in turning the colony into a producer of finished products. The benefits of the wood industry in New Netherland were limited to a small shipbuilding enterprise and the construction of housing.
 
 
Essential Question
How did carpenters contribute to the growth of the colony?
 
 
Check for Understanding
Explain the role of the carpenter in the community.