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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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Robert Fulton was born in Little Britain, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1765. As a young man, he was apprenticed to a jeweler in Philadelphia, but he developed an interest in painting and, at the age of twenty-two, went to London to study under…

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Henry Wellge was another artist who, like Herman Brosius, worked a great deal in the Midwest and Canada, and often in association with the publisher Joseph Stoner. Starting in 1880, he drew about forty views for Stoner through 1884, when Stoner…

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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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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

The views were issued, four at a time, in seven monthly installments beginning in January 1846, together with explanatory texts for each of the scenes by the well-known New York bibliophile John…

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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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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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Plate 96 from The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America Not long after publishing the final volume of his monumental The Birds of America in 1838, John James Audubon began the production of The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America in collaboration…

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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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