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Geneseo Main front.jpg
The distinctive "Sky Tint" blue of this postcard probably dates it to the 1920s, and in confirmation we see both horse-drawn wagons and automobiles on Geneseo's (as-yet unpaved) Main Street. At left is the sign of Frazer, Green & Leadinham's hardware…

Tryon--Montauk--large.JPG
Painted in a luminist style, vividly breaking waves contrast with shadows on dunes; a play of light and shadows upon gently billowing clouds parallels this juxtaposition overhead. In a feature typical of marine art from this time, the tiny sails of…

Black River map--small.jpg
This map's full title--"Lakes and reservoirs, head waters, Moose and Black Rivers: showing present and proposed feeders to Black River Canal"--reveals the underlying interests that probably generated its creation. Even in 1862, canals still were…

High Falls.jpg
Somewhat idealized view of Rochester's High Falls has cattle grazing peacefully in the foreground of this print. The "Mercury" statue at rear center, however, dates the scene after 1881--which is when the Kimball Tobacco Factory commissioned it. By…

Pickerel--Upper Hudson.jpeg
Illustration is one of several intended to clarify for fishermen the difference between pike, pickerel, pike-perch, and muscalonge. From a contemporary perspective, however, what's striking is the serenity with which species were cultured and…

Genesee River@3x.jpg
Wide-angle panorama of looks west where the Erie Canal crosses the aquaduct at present-day Broad Street. Its course points toward the tower of Rochester's city hall. Directly across the Genesee we see factory of Cluett Peabody & Co., manufacturer of…

Saratoga Springs 1873.jpg
"In point of merit," writes Dr. George E. Walton in his survey of mineral springs, "the Saratoga waters equal, if they do not surpass, any of the kind in the world." By 1874 this village in the Upper Hudson River Valley had become a fashionable…

Cropsey--Sidney Plains.jpg
Cropsey, initially trained as an architect, turned to painting in the style of Thomas Cole's sublime renderings of nature. He traveled in the Northeast and Europe, gaining recognition for his increasingly vivid fall hues and more restful settings.…

Smith--Otsego Hall.jpg
William Cooper founded the village of Cooperstown in 1786, and in 1799 built a large mansion inherited by his son, the novelist James Fenimore Cooper. It was located near the outlet of Otsego Lake, the beginning of the Susquehanna River. A…
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