New England Amateur (United States)
Untitled, Ferry down, Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire
Cyanotype, 1890 to 1900
This is one of a group of cyanotpes taken at Lake Sunapee, an idyllic nine mile long lake in southwestern New Hampshire. After it became accessible by rail in 1849, the lake became a popular resort spot for vacationists from New York and Boston. By the mid 1850s the Sunapee steamboat era was born--described as "an era of color and excitement at a time when life's pace was slower...". Over the decades commercial vessels on the lake included a horse-drawn boat (introduced in 1854), a 300-passenger side-wheeler, and several steamers.

The ferry shown here is the "Edmund Burke", renamed the "Winonah after she was refloated.

Size:3 x 4 1/2 in. (7.5 x 10.5 cm.)
No. 22.47
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