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Lovely birds-eye view of Casco Bay

A fine example of this well-known view of Casco Bay and Portland. Established through merger in 1862, by the early 20th century the Maine Central Railroad dominated its market, with lines throughout the state and neighboring New Hampshire. It seems to have commissioned this lovely bird’s-eye view as a promotional piece, designed to demonstrate to […]

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Striking birds-eye view of Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire

A very fine example of this well-known view of Lake Winnipesaukee. By 1903 the Lakes and White Mountain regions of New Hampshire had become major tourist destinations, with a well-developed network of rail links and hotels. Accompanying this development was a rich literature and visual iconography revealed in maps, views and other prints. The present […]

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Spectacular birds-eye view of Mount Washington

An amazing and detailed bird`s-eye view of the summit of Mount Washington, to my mind the most spectacular White Mountains image ever published By the early 20th century the Lakes and White Mountain regions of New Hampshire were major tourist destinations, with a well-developed network of hotels and resort towns and villages. With the proliferation […]

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Spectacular birds-eye view of Mount Washington

Arguably the most spectacular view of the White Mountains ever published. By the early 20th century the Lakes and White Mountain regions of New Hampshire were major tourist destinations, with a well-developed network of hotels and resort towns and villages. With the proliferation of the automobile some years away, the only feasible means of reaching […]

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Lovely “bird’s-eye” view of Alton, New Hampshire

A scarce view of this town at the southern end of Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire, taken looking northward from an imaginary viewpoint above the far bank of the Merrymeeting River. The town is shown in loving detail, and legend below the view identifies sixteen numbered locations. Two insets depict the head of Alton Bay and […]

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Rare bird’s eye view of Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard

A richly-detailed view of this iconic Massachusetts locale. The artist depicts Edgartown as seen looking northwest from an imaginary viewpoint over Chappaquiddick Island. The image is wonderfully detailed and conveys the impression that the artist took care to include every feature in its proper place, down to the last window, doorway, and pier. Edgartown was […]

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Magnificent bird’s-eye view of the Battle of Gettysburg

A spectacular and remarkably informative depiction of the Battle of Gettysburg, which marked the turning point of the Civil War.   The view was published in late 1863, within months of the events depicted, and marked the beginning of John Bachelder’s three-decade career documenting and depicting the battle in prose, maps and prints. Here he depicts […]

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Spectacular bird’s-eye view of the Niagara region

A dramatic bird’s-eye view of one of America’s scenic treasures. One of only three examples located. Niagara Falls has naturally been the subject of hundreds (thousands?) of published views over the years, but this wonderful image by the American Fine Art Company is surely one of the more distinctive. The combination of bird’s eye and wide-angle […]

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Original watercolor view of Blue Hill, Maine by George Norris

The original George Norris watercolor art for his bird’s-eye view of the seaside town of Blue Hill in Knox County, Maine. George Norris (1855-1926) was one of the most prolific American makers of bird’s-eye views in the late 19th century. He began his career working first with Albert Poole (1883-84) followed by a collaboration with Henry […]

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