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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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Edwin Whitefield was a largely self-taught artist who worked first in his native England and then in Canada for at least a decade before immigrating to the United States around 1837. He settled in the New York City area, sketching along the Hudson…

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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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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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This charming view of Lancaster was drawn on stone by James Benade, about whom we know relatively little not because he lacked talent, but because he died so young, at the age of 30. The son of a bishop of the Moravian Church in Bethlehem, Benade…

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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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