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During the Civil War, Harrisburg served as an important railway hub, critical for the transportation of material for the Union army. To protect the city from invasion, several forts were constructed across the Susquehanna River, just southwest of…

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Born in the small town of Darlington, Wisconsin, about fifty miles southwest of Madison, Herman Brosius worked mostly with lithographers throughout the Midwest and in parts of Ontario, Canada. He did travel east to produce some views in 1873;…

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From Lucas’ Progressive Drawing Book.

Fielding Lucas, Jr., was primarily a cartographer who not only drew but also surveyed a number of the towns he was responsible for mapping. Early in his career he worked with publishers in Philadelphia;…

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Around the time he began work on North American Scenery, Whitefield also initiated a series of larger panoramas featuring major metropolitan areas that he later collected under the title Whitefield’s Original Views of North American Cities and…

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From the series North American Scenery

While the prospectus for North American Scenery called for “engravings printed in tints,” the sheets are in fact hand-colored lithographs. And although Whitefield would later become proficient in…

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Clearfield was named after the numerous open fields, thought to have been cleared by bison that once roamed western Pennsylvania, that were discovered where what today is known as Clearfield Creek flows into the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.…

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After partnering with Thaddeus Fowler in Milwaukee during the early 1870s, Oakley Bailey moved in 1875 to Cambridge, Massachusetts, his wife's hometown, and set up his own lithography firm in Boston. Although Connecticut and Massachusetts towns…

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In order to complete its main line, the initial railway between Philadelphia and Pittsburg, the Pennsylvania Railroad needed to cross the Susquehanna River at some point between Harrisburg and the mouth of the Juniata River, where the tracks would…

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This picturesque town on the Susquehanna River, located about halfway between Harrisburg and the Pennsylvania state line, was almost the nation's capital.

In 1730, John Wright, an evangelical Quaker who had settled in the area to preach to the…
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