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Images of the Erie Canal in Rochester and Vicinity


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Old Lithographs, Paintings, Woodcuts, Etc.

The first Rochester aqueduct View of the Aqueduct bridge at Rochester
Plan of the first aqueduct carrying the Erie Canal over the Genesee River at Rochester, New York / printed by Everard Peck, ca. 1823. (engraving, b&w ; 3 x 6 in.) - From: Rochester Public Library Local History Division picture file. -- Drawn before the completion of the aqueduct, and showing only seven of the eleven arches. The point of view is on the west river bank, north of the structure, looking southeast. "View of the Aqueduct bridge at Rochester", by James Eights, 1824. From "A Geological and Agricultural Survey of the District Adjoining the Erie Canal in the State of New York" by Stephen Rensselaer (Printed by Packard & Van Benthuysen, 1824) 1
 
View of Rochester with a section of the Aqueduct Bruck-Canal uber den Fluss Genesee in Rochester
"View of Rochester with a section of the Aqueduct", 1830 -- The first aqueduct, from "Monthly Repository and Library of Entertaining Knowledge", v.1, no.5, October 1830 (Wood engraving, 11 x 7 in.) 1 "Bruck-Canal uber den Fluss Genesee in Rochester" -- View of the first aqueduct from the west, from "Bereisung der Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika, mit besonderer hinsicht auf den Erie-canal" / von A. Duttenhofer (C.W. Loflund, Stuttgart, 1835) -- pg. 39)
 
Plan of the New Aqueduct Erie Canal Aqueduct, Rochester, N.Y.
"Views on the Genesee in Rochester: Plan of the New Aqueduct, 848 feet long, now building (1838) on the south side of the old structure, viewed from the Main Bridge." from "Settlement in the West: Sketches of Rochester" by Henry O'Reilly (Wood engraving) 1 "Erie Canal Aqueduct, Rochester, N.Y.", 1855 -- The aqueducts at Rochester, looking south, showing the 2nd aqueduct, and two arches of the 1st aqueduct. From "Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion", Dec. 15, 1855, p.376 (Hand-colored wood engraving, 14 1/2 x 9 in.) 1
 
Rochester's second Erie Canal aqueduct Rochester's second Erie Canal aqueduct
"Erie Canal Aqueduct", 1878 -- A view of Rochester's second Erie Canal aqueduct (completed in 1842) from the east end. No. 9 of 18 "Picturesque Views in Rochester, N.Y.", from "The Daily Graphic", Dec. 17, 1878, v.18, no.790, p.222-223. (Wood engraving) 1 "Erie Canal Aqueduct", 1878 -- A view of Rochester's second Erie Canal aqueduct; another version of the Daily Graphic engraving (source unknown)
 
Rochester from the West Rochester from the West
"Rochester", by G.G. Lange, published by Charles Magnus, N.Y., circa 1853 (4 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.)
-- Reproduction of "Rochester from the West, 1853" originally published by Smith Bros. & Co.
                            Left: original lithograph ; Right: hand-colored lithograph
Print copies of the hand-colored lithograph are available for purchase (unframed size: 13 x 19 cm.).
 
Tonnewanta Railroad Bridge  
"Tonnewanta Railroad Bridge, across the Erie Canal in Rochester" by F.C. Lowe, 1838; from "Settlement in the West: Sketches of Rochester" by Henry O'Reilly(Wood engraving, 13 1/2 x 8 in.) 1  

1. Images courtesy of the Department of Rare Books & Special Collections, University of Rochester Library.

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