Bellefonte, Pa., 1878

Title

Bellefonte, Pa., 1878

Creator

Maurice H. Traubel
American, b. Germany, 1822–1899
After William Wallace Denslow
American, 1856–1915
Published in 1878 by C. J. Corbin & Co., Philadelphia

Date

1878

Description

The decision to capture a town in print was often exciting news, and local newspapers, seeing the venture as an opportunity to stimulate the growth of the community, regularly reported on the projects with enthusiasm. When C. J. Corbin traveled to Bellefonte in the early summer of 1878, the Bellefonte Republican offered the following report in its June 28 issue:

"Messrs. C. J. Corbin & Co. are in town prospecting with the intention of publishing a view of Bellefonte. The view will be sketched by an experienced artist, subject to the inspection and approval of a committee of our citizens consisting of Gen. James A. Beaver, Robert Valentine, and J. W. Moore. The publishers seem delighted with the scenery about town, and think that our village and surroundings will make a view equal to any they have ever published. May they be successful!"

Adapted from the entry written by Judith Hansen O'Toole for the 1980 Pennsylvania Prints exhibition catalogue.

Contributor

Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, Partial gift and purchase from John C. O’Connor and Ralph M. Yeager

Identifier

86.390

Source

John C. O'Connor and Ralph M. Yeager Collection, Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University

Rights

This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. Other uses are not permitted.

Format

Color lithograph; 18 x 23-5/8 in. (45.7 x 60 cm)

Coverage

United States, Pennsylvania, Centre (county), Bellefonte