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Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In. A Delineation of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Waterfalls, Shores, Cañons, Valleys, Cities,
and other Picturesque Features of Our Country

edited by William Cullen Bryant
Published by D. Appleton and Company, New York (in parts, from 1872-1874)

Original Antique Steel and Wood Engravings after many famous 19th-century artists such as Thomas Moran, Harry Fenn, F.O.C. Darley,  A. F. Bellows, J.M. Hart,  C. Griswold, & W. Shepard.


Sheet size: approximately 9 x 12.5 inches with exceptions noted (image size varies)

(Note: entire sheet is generally too large to scan, but margins are present and full)

Entering the marketplace just as publishing hit its stride after the Civil War, Picturesque America allowed many Americans to see, for the first time, what they had only abstractly imagined as their country.

Through inexpensive printsmore than 900 wood engravings and 50 steel engravings—readers were exposed to many parts of America that were just being explored, as well as more familiar scenes of established cities.

 

William Cullen Bryant
(1794-1878)

The plates on this page are all original wood engravings on thinner cream-colored paper with text and/or images on verso. The images/text on back do not show through to the front.

For original steel engravings on thicker, wove paper, click here.

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Scenes in Philadelphia
Scenes in Philadelphia
$40

Scenes in Philadelphia
Scenes in Philadelphia
$30
(same as to left, but with trimmed margins)

Philadelphia, from below the new South-Street-Bridge
Philadelphia, from below
the new South-Street-Bridge
$25

Fountains in Philadelphia
Fountains in Philadelphia
$20

Fairmount Water-Works
Fairmount Water-Works
$25

Fairmount Water-Works
Fairmount Water-Works
$20
(same as to left, but with trimmed margins)

View from West Park
View from West Park
$25

South Pittsburgh and Alleghany city
South Pittsburgh and Allegheny city
$30

Scenes on the Susquehanna
Scenes on the Susquehanna
$25

Scenes on the Susquehanna
Scenes on the Susquehanna
$20
(same as to left, but with trimmed margins)

Scenes on the North Branch of the Susquehanna
Scenes on the North Branch of the Susquehanna
$25

Scenes on the Wissahickon
Scenes on the Wissahickon
$25

Pine forest on the West Branch of the Susquehanna
Pine forest on the West Branch of the Susquehanna
$25

Ferry at Renovo
Ferry at Renovo
$25

Tyrone Gap, View from the Bridge
Tyrone Gap, View from the Bridge
$25

Nanticoke Dam
Nanticoke Dam
$25

Mauch Chunk, from foot of Mount Pisgah
Mauch Chunk, from foot of Mount Pisgah
$30
(trimmed margins)

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