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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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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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The Alfred Thomas, a ninety-foot steamer, was constructed in Easton in 1859 to navigate the Delaware River between Easton and Port Jervis, New York, transporting produce and passengers. On March 6, 1860, the ship steamed up river with about forty…

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Like many of the municipal views of the period, this depiction of Huntingdon is surrounded by a number of vignettes featuring some of the town’s more significant structures, mostly churches, businesses, and private residences. The idea not only…

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George Lehman, a talented landscape painter who was also trained in printmaking, came to this country from his native Switzerland in 1824. He produced lithographs and engravings as early as 1827 for the Philadelphia publisher Cephas G. Childs, and by…

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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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