Bird’s Eye View of Highspire

Title

Bird’s Eye View of Highspire

Creator

Herman Brosius
American, 1851–1917
Published by J. J. Stoner, Madison, Wisconsin

Date

1873

Description

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; however, all but one were of towns and cities in New York State. One reason why he might have journeyed into south central Pennsylvania to draw this view is because Highspire, located on the east bank of the Susquehanna River just below Harrisburg, was the hometown of Wisconsin publisher Joseph Stoner, with whom Brosius worked regularly.

Contributor

Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, Partial gift and purchase from John C. O’Connor and Ralph M. Yeager

Identifier

86.463

Source

John C. O'Connor and Ralph M. Yeager Collection, Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University

Rights

This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. Other uses are not permitted.

Format

Color lithograph; 19 x 24 in. (48.3 x 61 cm)

Coverage

United States, Pennsylvania, Dauphin (county), Highspire