Piero the miller and son, Peter, in the Van Cortlandt Gristmill – Matte Poster Print

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This scene depicts Piero, the enslaved African miller that operated the Van Cortlandt mills in today’s park. In this scene he is pouring grain into the millstones while his son, Pieter, works in the background. We know of his existence from the wills of Jacobus and Frederick Van Cortlandt. For more on Piero and his family and the rest of the historic Black community of Kingsbridge, visit here:

https://kingsbridgehistoricalsociety.org/black-kingsbridge-1698-to-1850-a-community-revealed-in-documents/

Drawn by Spuyten Duyvil artist, Gary Zaboly, in 2018.

These matte, museum-quality posters are printed on durable, archival paper.

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