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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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Printed by E. Jones & G. W. Newman, New York

From the series North American Scenery

This view of Harrisburg, together with the depiction of waterfalls on the Lackawanna River (86.613) are three of the twenty-eight locations in Pennsylvania,…

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From volume II of Picturesque America

In June 1872, the publishing firm D. Appleton and Company sent its agents out across the country to solicit subscriptions for its ambitious Picturesque America. Already under production for several years, the…

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Although chartered in 1831, the Cumberland Valley Railroad Company didn’t complete its first span of track, between White Hill (just west of Harrisburg) and Carlisle, until August 1837. Service was extended further south to Chambersburg later that…

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Easton, the county seat of Northampton County, was founded in 1750 and incorporated as a borough in 1789. The city was named after Easton Neston, in Northamptonshire, England, the estate owned by Thomas Penn’s father-in-law, George Fermor, 2nd Earl…

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Homestead, located about seven miles south of Pittsburgh on the Monongahela River, was home to the Homestead Steel Works, the smoking conglomeration of buildings located here in the upper left, along the banks of the river. In the summer of 1892, the…

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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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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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