Travelling on the Erie Canal

Travelling on the Erie Canal

A packet boat passes through the Mohawk River valley at the Noses in this view, published in the 1825 edition of “The Northern Traveller” by Theodore Dwight. The landscape is rendered accurately; however, the towpath should be on the opposite side of the canal. Henry Inman, the artist (designated “del” here, for “delineator”) was an early 19th-century portrait and landscape painter. Peter Maverick, the engraver (“sc” for “sculpsit”), was also one of the first lithographers in the United States. (Library of Congress)

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