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Vineyard Haven in the 19th century

A lovely lithographic view Vineyard Haven on Martha’s Vineyard, now the main port of entry to the island and much changed in the past 160 years. Vineyard Haven, known until 1871 as Holmes’ Hole, was for many years a fishing and shipbuilding village as well as a safe harbor for the innumerable vessels traversing the coast between […]

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Fitz-Henry Lane’s lovely view of 19th-century Newburyport

Though known for his marine paintings in the luminist style, Fitz Henry Lane began his artistic career as a lithographer, first as an apprentice at Pendelton’s in Boston and then in partnership with John Scott. Between 1835 and 1855 he drew and printed sheet advertisements, allegorical prints, sheet music covers, trade cards and at least […]

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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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Stunning bird’s eye view of the Town of Nantucket

A richly-detailed bird’s-eye view of an iconic Massachusetts town. Stoner depicts the Town of Nantucket as seen looking southwest from an imaginary viewpoint over the Sound. 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, cupola. Despite Nantucket’s […]

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Birds-eye view of Bar Harbor and Mt. Desert Island

A rare and beautiful view of Bar Harbor and Mt. Desert Island, depicted when it was a favored summer resort of the Gilded Age elite. The image depicts Bar Harbor as seen looking southward from an imaginary elevated viewpoint over Bar Island. The town’s sprawling hotels, clubs and mansions are prominently featured, as is its […]

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Lovely birds-eye view of Sandwich Mass.

An attractive and extremely rare view of this Cape Cod town, incorporated in 1637 and the oldest municipality on Cape Cod. Projected from an imaginary point above the present-day intersection of Routes 6 and 130, the view looks westward over Sandwich, with the proposed Cape Cod Ship Canal (opened 1916) and the mainland in the […]

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Lovely view of Chelsea, Mass.

A lovely view of Chelsea taken looking north across the river from the Eagle Hill area of East Boston. The composition is fairly typical for a mid-century view: the town itself is viewed from a very slightly elevated vantage point and occupies a relatively small area of the printed image, while the river in the […]

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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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View of Pittsfield, Mass.

A lovely and rare view of Pittsfield, Mass. looking south from the grounds of the Maplewood Young Ladies’ Institute. The general impression is of a prosperous, largely pre-industrial town in a lovely natural setting, with many fine churches and other large structures. Pittsfield became a manufacturing power house with the arrival of General Electric in […]

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