Scene of Corning, New York

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Title

Scene of Corning, New York

Description

We look north across the Chemung River to the town of Corning, a settlement of about 4,000 at the time. In the background is Dutch Hill, showing signs of deforestation that would grow in the years ahead as Corning became a manufacturing center. In the foreground a man and woman walk along a rutted dirt road. Her attire—namely, leggings popularly known as "bloomers"—are noteworthy because it marks her as a social progressive. The physical and social mobility they implied still were considered radical a little over a decade after their introduction.

Creator

Jennings, J. S.

Date

1860-1870

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

Corning Museum of Glass, Gift of Col. and Mrs. Edgar William Garbisch

Via Wikimedia Commons / Google Art Project

Format

jpeg, 1.3 MB

Type

Still image

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Oil painting

Physical Dimensions

151 x 100 cm.

Geolocation