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Choose from 387 pictures in our Appleton collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


City of Milwaukee, 1874. Creator: Robert Hinshelwood Featured Print

City of Milwaukee, 1874. Creator: Robert Hinshelwood

City of Milwaukee, 1874. View of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. The name "Milwaukee" carries in its sound the evidence of its Indian origin. It is a modified spelling of "Milwacky", the designation given by the Indians to a small village near the site of the present city, and is said to signify "rich or beautiful land". Like so many of the Western cities that we carelessly call new and young, Milwaukee has a history reaching far beyond the time of written records. Not only are there relics here of very ancient Indian habitations, but the mounds found and opened near the town show unmistakable proofs of the residence of an even earlier race, whose very traditions are now extinct'. From "Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In, A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes...with Illustrations on Steel and Wood by Eminent American Artists" Vol. II, edited by William Cullen Bryant. [D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1874]

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Karrs Pinnacles, 1872. Creator: William Ludwell Sheppard Featured Print

Karrs Pinnacles, 1872. Creator: William Ludwell Sheppard

Karr's Pinnacles, 1872. Unusual rock formation eighteen miles above Petersburg, West Virginia, USA: ...we see two thin sheets of rock, towering perpendicularly, side by side, far above the tops of the loftiest forest-trees, their jagged and grotesque outlines drawn in dark silhouette against the clear-blue sky. The edge presentation exhibits a pair of monuments, one of which bears a rude resemblance to the obelisk of Luxor, the other to a monumental spire of the pinnacled Gothic style...I should say they exceeded two hundred feet in height, with a tapering width of from ten to five feet...Staring like grim Cyclopean skeletons through the lonely wood, they have "a fiendish look", and we feel a creeping terror in their presence...Our picture, though technically correct, has quite failed to catch the haunted aspect of the locality'. From "Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In, A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes...with Illustrations on Steel and Wood by Eminent American Artists" Vol. I, edited by William Cullen Bryant. [D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1872]

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Rocks, Rock City, 1872. Creator: Harry Fenn Featured Print

Rocks, Rock City, 1872. Creator: Harry Fenn

Rocks, Rock City, 1872. ...'a singular grouping of rocks, known by the name of "Rock City" [near Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA]...This is a very odd phenomenon. Vast rocks of the most varied and fantastic shape are arranged into avenues almost as regular as the streets of a city. Names, indeed, have been given to some of the main thoroughfares, through which one may travel between great masses of the oddest architecture conceivable. Sometimes these structures are nearly square, and front the avenue with all the imposing dignity of a Fifth Avenue mansion. But others exhibit a perfect license in capricious variety of form. Some are scooped out at the lower portion, and overhang their base in ponderous balconies of rock. Others stand balanced on small pivots of rock, and apparently defy the law of gravitation. I know of nothing more quaint and strange than the aspects of this mock city-silent, shadowy, deserted, and suggestive, some way, of a strange life once within its borders. One expects to hear a foot-fall, to see the ponderous rocks open and give forth life, and awaken the sleep that hushes the dumb city in a repose so profound'. From "Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In, A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes...with Illustrations on Steel and Wood by Eminent American Artists" Vol. I, edited by William Cullen Bryant. [D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1872]

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