Brooklyn, New York
This woodcut illustration from an unidentified publication (possibly a guidebook) depicts Brooklyn’s nascent skyline as seen from Manhattan. A traveler described this same vista as “a beautiful object” in 1822. Both this written description and the woodcut indicate the growing aesthetic appreciation for America’s cityscapes.
Woodcut engraving on paper
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Dick S. Ramsay Fund
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Unknown. Brooklyn, New York, 19th century. Woodcut engraving on paper, 2 13/16 x 4 1/8 in. (7.1 x 10.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 54.137.1 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 54.137.1_PS2.jpg)
overall, 54.137.1_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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