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  • Tags: Engraving

Black River Falls@0.5x.jpg
During the 19th century it was estimated that the Black River generated some 135,000 horsepower along its course during the dry season. Just within the city limits of Watertown, NY the river dropped 110 feet, meaning that manufacturing concerns…

JonesLeonFoster - The Dock.jpg
We see a dock or port building with two ships moored. Jones uses ink sparingly, but cross-hatches aggressively to convey the dark paint of the dock and shadows on the water. For lighter objects, he implies more than illustrates shape through his…

Ximinez - The Ox Wagon.JPG
One of several prints Ximenez created for the Associated American Artists gallery in New York, this artfully composed scene manages to fit several elements of Mexican culture into its frame. Upon cobblestone streets and against the wall of a…

NakamizoFuji - Woodpecker.jpg
We haven’t been able to identify this species of woodpecker, but it sits upon a tree branch in the foreground, with billow of leaves or some other foliage in the midground. In the distance, we see the turret of a large building. Nakamizo’s decision…

Grambs--Warehouse, East River.jpg
A faceless laborer lifts what appears to be bales of cotton--presumably one of many for New York's textile and garment industries. The etching's dark, cross-hatched interior contrasts with a view of docks, tugboat, and buildings seen through the…
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