1. Creator/Author:
  2. Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion (2)

View of the City of Louisville, Kentucky

Creator:
Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion
Location:
unknown place made
Origin Date:
1854
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 7 in x 10 7/8 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.1724
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This color print features a view of Lexington, Kentucky as it appeared in 1854. A river is set in the foreground, with several sailing vessels including a raft with a small tent, a ferry called the "Ben Franklin," a canoe, and a small sailboat. The docks with other ships are visible in the distance. The city of Lexington sits in the background of the print, with steeples of the taller buildings rising above those closer to the river. Clouds with purple and blue hues hover over the city in the sky. "View of the City of Louisville, Kentucky." is printed below the image, and "1854" is written in pencil next to it.