Upper Falls of the Genesee, ca. 1761

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Title

Upper Falls of the Genesee, ca. 1761

Description

This is one of the earliest known images of waterfalls in the vicinity of present-day Rochester, NY. Davies, a British Army officer, had trained to provide drawings for military. The drawing here was one of a series produced during the French and Indian War, especially of the Niagara and Genesee Rivers. The caption reads: "South East View of the Great Cataract on Casconchiagon or Little Seneca's River, Lake Ontario, 1768.

Creator

Davies, Thomas, 1737-1812 (artist)
Mazell, Peter, 1761-1802 (engraver)
Gavit & Duthrie (copy of engraving)

Date

1761-1762

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

Pouchot, Pierre, and Franklin Benjamin Hough, Memoir upon the late war in North America, between the French and English, 1755-60 : followed by observations upon the theatre of actual war, and by new details concerning the manners and customs of the Indians ; with topographical map, W. Elliot Woodward, 1866.

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Type

Still image

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Engraving

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