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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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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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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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From Picturesque Views of American Scenery.

This aquatint is one of twenty hand-colored prints that were engraved by John Hill after drawings by Joshua Shaw. They appeared in groups, or numbers, that were published in sequence under the title…

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Not a great deal is known about F. A. Holtzwart, other than that, as a lithographer in the firm of Lehman & Duval, he was a skilled enough at his trade to be entrusted with drawing his own view of Reading onto the stone. The two churches in the…

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This representation of Catasauqua, in 1873 already a fairly substantial town located on the Lehigh River just east of Allentown, provides the perfect model for demonstrating the often complicated history behind the production of bird's-eye views. For…

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Known today almost exclusively as the location where the Continental Army camped in the winter of 1777-78 during the American Revolutionary War, Valley Forge, as this lithograph demonstrates, was a small but thriving town throughout much of the later…

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The plan for Reading was laid out in 1743 by Richard and Thomas Penn, the sons of William Penn and proprietors of the colony of Pennsylvania since the elder Penn's death in 1718. The town, soon to be the county seat of Berks County (chartered in…

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In January 1867, Jasper Cropsey's large painting titled Starrucca Viaduct (said to have been fourteen feet wide) was offered as third prize in the famous Crosby Opera House lottery. The Chicago theater's owner, distilling magnate U. H. Crosby, went…
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