New England Amateur (United States)
Steam ferry, Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire
Cyanotype, 1890 to 1900
This is one of a group of cyanotypes 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 end of the 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.
Size:2 3/8 x 3 in. (6 x 7.5 cm.)
No. 25.39
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