Lake Chautauqua

Chautauqua small.jpg
Chautauqua large.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

Lake Chautauqua

Description

Birds-eye view maps were very popular during the last two decades of the 19th century. This high-end version almost certainly owes its existence to the popularity of the Chautauqua Institution, founded in 1874 and pictured in the lower left foreground. The costs of creating and printing such documents presupposed investment by local merchants, buyers willing to purchase them, or both. In this pre-air-conditioned era lake resorts like those on Lake Chautaqua were popular destinations; we see railways and steamboats conveying visitors from many points of origin.

Creator

Matthews, Northrup & Co.

Date

1885

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2003671709/>

Format

jpeg, 822 KB
jpeg, 4.6 MB

Type

Still image

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Bird's eye view

Geolocation