The client wanted a "primitive" style mural for their dining room. They live in historic Gladwyne Pennsylvania just outside of Philadelphia. In the mural they wanted to depict the historic landmarks of the area including their home. There are paper mills and gunpowder mills along with stores and houses that still exist from the revolutionary period. Even the swimming Hole that was painted by Thomas Eakins is in Gladwyne and also in the client's mural.