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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

The prints below are color reprints from an unidentified volume, probably from the 1970s when several publications marking the centennial of the original Picturesque America series was printed.
To see original steel and woodcut engravings, please click here
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Offset lithographs with text on verso.
Sheet size: approx. 9 x 13½ inches (image size varies)
(Note: entire sheet is 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)

 

Picturesque America by William Cullen Bryant 1870s
The plates on this page are all color reprints with text pertaining to the image on the back side.
PLEASE CLICK ON THUMBNAILS FOR
ENLARGEMENT (sheet too large for scanner, but margins are full)

City of New York
City of New York

$25
(original engraving may also be available)

City Hall, New York
City Hall, New York

$25
(original engraving may also be available))

Capitol of the United States, Washington
Capitol of the United States, Washington

$25
(original engraving may also be available)

State Street, Boston
State Street, Boston

$25
(original engraving may also be available)

City of Providence
City of Providence

$25
(original engraving may also be available)

Yale College
Yale College

$25
(original engraving may also be available)

A Distant View of the Falls of Niagara
A Distant View of the Falls of Niagara

$25
(original engraving may also be available)

The Golden Gate
The Golden Gate

$25

City of St. Louis
City of St. Louis

$20
(original engraving may also be available)

City of Detroit
City of Detroit

$25
(original engraving may also be available)

City of Cincinnati
City of Cincinnati

$20
(original engraving may also be available)

City of Milwaukee
City of Milwaukee

$20
(original engraving may also be available)

New Orleans
New Orleans

$25
(original engraving may also be available)

City of Louisville
City of Louisville

$20
(original engraving may also be available)

Original steel and woodcut engravings from Picturesque America begin here

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