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1913 George Ring Great Dayton Flood

The Great Dayton Flood of 1913

A striking and extremely rare 1913 chromolithographic view of the Great Dayton Flood during which water and fire laid waste to much of downtown Dayton, Ohio. The worst natural disaster in Ohio history, the Great Dayton Flood was caused by a series of heavy rainstorms in March 1913. After several days of rain, on March […]

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Geo. H. Walker & Co. Lith., CHARLES RIVER [:] CARRIES SHOWN BY RED LINES. Boston: George H. Walker & Co., [1907].

Birds-eye view of the Charles River

A lovely bird’s-eye view of the Charles River and Boston’s western suburbs, by the great Boston lithographer—and dairy pioneer!—George H. Walker. The view depicts Boston’s western suburbs looking southwest from an imaginary point high over Waltham, encompassing much of Dedham, Natick, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Wellesley and other towns.  Through it all winds the serpentine Charles […]

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[ William Bennett ]Painted by G. Cooke / Engd. by W[illiam] J[ames] Bennett, CITY OF WASHINGTON From beyond the Navy Yard. New York: Lewis P. Clover, 180 Fulton St. N.Y., [ca. 1834.]

Lovely William Bennett aquatint of Washington, D.C.

One of the great views of Washington, D.C., emphasizing the city’s magnificent natural setting at the junction of the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers. Executed in aquatint by William Bennett, one of America’s great landscape engravers.  The view depicts the capital as seen looking westward from the south bank of the Anacostia River. The city’s major landmarks […]

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John H. Renshawe / United States Geological Survey, PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, WASHINGTON. [Washington, D.C.]: Department of the Interior, [1914?]

Striking panoramic View of Mount Rainier National Park by John Renshawe

A striking bird’s-eye view of Mount Rainier National Park, prepared by John H. Renshawe from topographic sheets of the United States Geological Survey (USGS). After years of lobbying by John Muir, the Sierra Club, the National Geographic Society an other groups, in 1899 Congress established Mount Rainier as the United States’ fifth national park. The […]

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Geo. H. Walker & Co., BIRDS EYE VIEW OF CASCO BAY : PORTLAND, MAINE AND SURROUNDINGS. [Portland?] Harpswell Steamboat Company, 1906.

Lovely 1906 birds-eye view of Casco Bay

A lovely chromolithographic bird’s-eye view of Casco Bay, Maine issued in 1906 by a Portland hotel. The view depicts Casco Bay from Cape Elizabeth to Harpswell Neck and Baileys and Orrs Islands. The Maine interior is shown in the middle ground, heavily foreshortened, and the High Peaks of the White Mountains are just visible in […]

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Sketched & drawn on stone by Parsons & Atwater, NEW YORK AND BROOKLYN. New York: Currier & Ives, 125 Nassau St., 1875.

Spectacular Currier and Ives view of New York and Brooklyn

An iconic 1875 Currier & Ives view of New York and Brooklyn. The vibrant color, utter disregard for scale (just look at the Brooklyn Bridge!), and manipulation of the facts (the crowds of ships in the rivers and harbor!) all combine to convey the region’s scale, power, wealth and sheer vitality. The view depicts the […]

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Walker Lith. & Pub. Co., Boston, CANOBIE LAKE PARK SALEM, NH. Haverhill, NH: Massachusetts Northeastern Street Ry. Co., [undated but 1912 or a bit later].

Unrecorded George H. Walker view of New Hampshire’s Canobie Lake Park

A lovely and unrecorded early 20th-century chromolithographic bird’s-eye view of Canobie Lake Park in Salem, New Hampshire. The view depicts the Park as seen from an imaginary vantage point to the north, with Canobie Lake in the middle ground and the cities of the Merrimack Valley in the far distance. Though a roller coaster is […]

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A White Mountains rarity

A very rare and unusual White Mountains view, produced for an early automobile rally. This view depicts the high peaks of the White Mountains and the surrounding region, bounded east and west by the Carter and Kinsman Ranges, and north and south by Lancaster and the Lakes Region. The scale is most curious, quite compressed […]

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Bird’s-eye view of Taunton, Massachusetts

An appealing bird’s-eye view of this Plymouth County city, founded in 1637 and one of the United States’ earliest industrial centers. The view depicts Taunton as seen from the east and shows in detail its topography, road and rail network, and seemingly every structure in town. A numbered legend identifies important public buildings, businesses and factories, […]

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