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Lange--Missouri Farmer.jpg
Unidentified couple, displaced perhaps by drought, is one of thousands photographed by Lange during the 1930s. This item consists of the original photo and a cropped version created for the Green New Deal: Solastalgia exhibit.

PattersonClaude-High in the Tree Tops.jpg
We’re asked to adopt a perspective almost never accessible to humans: near the top of a tree, at close proximity to parrots. A light wash of cloudy white and blue in the background encloses the birds; their distinctive colors echo those of the tree’s…

Myers--The Gift.jpg
Four children encounter each other upon a path in Central Park, the city skyline silhouetted against a colorful sky. Two older—and, judging from their clothing, apparently wealthier—children accept a flower offered by a young girl holding a larger…

BowlerHarold - Lilies and Shell.jpg
It’s possible that the flowers depicted in this still life are wild mountain lilies (Lilium auratum), also called the golden-rayed lily of Japan. Whatever the case, flowers’ size and colorful radials draw our attention inward—which is similar in…

Concord 1852.jpg
A great deal of historical interest attaches to this map. It shows the residences of important figures in the Transcendentalist movement: Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Ellery Channing, and Henry David Thoreau--whether living at Walden Pond or at his…

Central Park 1860--resized.jpg
In 1853 after extensive study, the New York City Common Council approved a site surrounding the Croton Reservoir for a Manhattan park. Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and designer Calvert Vaux were winners of a design competition, and in…

Abernathy--Orchard@2x.jpg
The title of this painting is paradoxical, since none of the trees depicted appear to be the fruiting varieties usually associated with commercial orchards. Nor is it entitled "Arboretum," a collection of species under a landscaping rubric. Instead,…

Bow Bridge--cropped.jpg
Designed by Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould, and completed in 1862, this 87-foot span was the second cast-iron bridge constructed in the US. Its likeness to the bow of a violinist or archer gave the structure its name. Stereoview taken probably not…

Bow Bridge--small.jpg
Photograph of iconic cast iron bridge in New York's Central Park was one of six created for an historical survey in 1984. The description reads: "Designed by Calvert Vaux, the Bow Bridge is one of the most prominently located and visible cast iron…
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