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Hudson Palisades small.jpg
In the summer of 1820, Wall toured the Hudson River and painted a series of watercolors that then would be etched and issued to subscribers in series of four prints. The text accompanying this images reads: "The Pallisadoes consist of a line of…

Charles Lenker's Property.jpg
Excerpted from a larger bird's-eye view of Freeport, NY this image shows an agricultural business located on North Main Street; we see a streetcar in the foreground. Lenker is described as a "Florist and Nurseryman," although given Freeport's…

USA outline large.jpg
This item consists of three files from an teaching atlas from England created by Rev. Edward Patteson. The first is a map of the United States, apparently not yet reflecting the Louisiana Purchase. The second is what Patteson terms a "Blank…

Cohoes Falls.jpg
Watercolor and graphite composition captures the 1,000-ft. wide falls two miles upstream from where Mohawk joins the Hudson River. The name may derive from the Mohawk phrase "a canoe falling"--a wry bit of humor. According to an 1813 description, the…

Sheep Scene front.jpg
South Park, later taking its current name of Genesee Valley Park, was one of the last designed by the landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted prior to his retirement. Work began in 1888, and in 1893 he suggested keeping a flock of sheep on its west…

Walker House front.jpg
Postcard shows guests taking in the scenery at a popular hotel located next to the Silver Lake Railroad. Actually, it was the second Walker House, the first having burned down in 1857. That earlier hotel was operated by Artemus B. Walker, whose…

Mt Hope Reservoir front.jpg
In 1873 work began on a water system for the city of Rochester--an earlier one had failed due to poor construction--that would draw from Hemlock Lake in Livingston County, nearly thirty miles distant. By this point the growing city of some 70,000…

Middle Falls front.jpg
A mile and a half downstream from Rochester's Upper Falls (later, "High Falls"), its Middle Falls originally had a height of 25 feet and were featured in Thomas Davies' 1768 engraving of the area. Here, we see one of two masonry dams built at the…

Lower Falls 2 front.jpg
Five miles downstream from here, the Genesee River empties into Lake Ontario at Charlotte, and the base of the falls has been a major spawning ground for salmon and lake trout until non-native fish like the alewife reduced their numbers. The…

Springwater front.jpg
From a hillside looking approximately southwest, view shows part of the watershed supplying Hemlock Lake and ultimately the city of Rochester, NY. At the time of this photograph the town's population would have been around 1,700 people, still…
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