American School, Early 19th Century Two Framed Images of New Bedford, Massachusetts, Historical Buildings. Unsigned, the buildings identified in penciled inscriptions u.r. Watercolor and ink on paper, one depicting the "First Friends Academy/County and Elm," the other showing "...the Gilbert Russell house/County at the head of Walnut [Street] 1820," 10 x 13 3/4 in. (sight), in matching later molded wood frames. Condition: Both with foxing, toning, and center creases, not examined out of frames. Note: The Friends Academy of New Bedford, Massachusetts, first located on County Street in New Bedford, was founded in 1810 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) from New Bedford, Dartmouth, and the surrounding area. The Gilbert Russell house was built for a prominent citizen of New Bedford, Gilbert Russell (1760-1829).