Rip Van Winkle, by George P. Webster

October 28, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving was published to international acclaim in 1819. Set in the Catskills, an amiable Rip wanders off in the woods with his dog Wolf to escape his wife’s nagging and to avert “all kinds of profitable labor” only to encounter a silent group of short, bearded men playing nine-pins. After drinking some of their liquor he...
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Rip Van Winkle: A Tale of the Hudson, Illustrated by Frances Brundage

October 21, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Frances Lockwood Brundage (1854-1937) was a noted illustrator of children’s books. She illustrated over 200 books during her career, in addition to her work on postcards, valentines, prints, trade cards and calendars. Her works were published by several companies including Raphael Tuck & Sons, Samuel Gabriel Company and Saalfield Publishing, among...
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The Child’s Rip Van Winkle, Illustrated by Maria Louise Kirk

October 14, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Maria Louise Kirk (1860-1938) was a popular American painter and illustrator. She was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of George H. Kirk and Harriet A. (Craig) Kirk. She studied art in Philadelphia at the School of Design for Women and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and later at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1894 Kirk won the Mar...
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Rip Van Winkle, Illustrated by Eric Pape

October 07, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, as illustrated by Eric Pape, was published in 1925 by The Macmillan Company of New York. The book contains 46 illustrations for the Rip Van Winkle story, and another 37 illustrations for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow story. The book originally sold for $1.75. He Taught Them to Fly Kites. A lon...
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Rip Van Winkle's Dream

September 30, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Rip Van Winkle’s Dream was published in 1883 in dedication to the Michigan Central Railroad – The Niagara Falls Route. The book contains over 30 beautiful, full-page illustrations, many of them featuring the beloved Rip Van Winkle. Wemple & Co., of New York, worked on the book as lithographers. The first seven pages of the book, unrelated...
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Rip Van Winkle, with Illustrations by Rhoda Campbell Chase

September 23, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving was published to international acclaim in 1819. Set in the Catskills, an amiable Rip wanders off in the woods with his dog Wolf to escape his wife’s nagging and to avert “all kinds of profitable labor” only to encounter a silent group of short, bearded men playing nine-pins. After drinking some of their liquor he...
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David J. Auchmoody – Kingston, New York Photographer (Part 2)

September 16, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
David J. Auchmoody was a much-respected photographer located at the city of Kingston in Ulster County, New York from 1868 to circa 1893. He photographed thousands of Kingston’s citizens over the course of his 25 years in business. Auchmoody also published a popular series of stereoviews that included scenes of Kingston, Rondout, Rosendale, Rifton,...
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David J. Auchmoody – Kingston, New York Photographer (Part 1)

September 09, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Introduction David J. Auchmoody was a much-respected photographer located at the city of Kingston in Ulster County, New York from 1868 to circa 1893. He photographed thousands of Kingston’s citizens over the course of his 25 years in business. Auchmoody also published a popular series of stereoviews that included scenes of Kingston, Rondout, Ros...
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Edward Lewis – Saugerties, Kingston and Ellenville, NY Photographer (Part 2)

September 02, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Edward Lewis operated a popular photography gallery at the village of Saugerties, New York during the late 1860s and at the city of Kingston in Ulster County, New York from the late 1860s to 1883. In addition to his portrait work Lewis issued a wide range of scenic stereoscopic views from throughout the Catskills. From 1883 to 1886 Lewis operated a...
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Edward Lewis – Saugerties, Kingston and Ellenville, NY Photographer (Part 1)

August 26, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Introduction Edward Lewis operated a popular photography gallery at the village of Saugerties, New York during the late 1860s and at the city of Kingston in Ulster County, New York from the late 1860s to 1883. In addition to his portrait work Lewis issued a wide range of scenic stereoscopic views from throughout the Catskills. From 1883 to 1886...
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Harry C. Earl – Sidney, New York Photographer

August 19, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Harry C. Earl – Sidney, New York Photographer Introduction Harry C. Earl was a popular photographer at the village of Sidney in Delaware County, New York. He worked as a portrait photographer from 1921 to 1937 and then worked on the photographic staff of the Scintilla Magneto Division from 1937 until his retirement in 1954. Portrait, Wel...
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B. E. Pudney – Sidney, New York Postcard Publisher

August 12, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Introduction B. E. Pudney was a prolific publisher of postcards depicting the scenes of Delaware County, New York and the surrounding region. Located at the village of Sidney, he was also a well-known businessman, at times operating a clothing store, a bicycle shop, a stationery store, an automobile garage and a famous music store. Main Stree...
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George A. Vallet – Kingston, New York Photographer

August 05, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Introduction George A. Vallet was a prominent photographer at the city of Kingston in Ulster County, New York from the 1850s to the early 1880s. Vallet began his photography career around 1852 and took over the gallery of Robert H. Hill in 1857, offering photographs utilizing the daguerreotype process, which was the original photographic process...
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Winfield S. Davis – Ellenville, New York Photographer

July 29, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Introduction W. S. Davis was a popular photographer at the village of Ellenville, New York from the mid-1880s to 1902. He also operated a branch gallery at Grahamsville, New York during the 1890s. Winfield was the son of Edwin A. Davis, a photographer in Rockland County, New York. Winfield sold his Ellenville gallery in 1902 after the passing of...
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Alfred Wurts Tice – Ellenville, NY Photographer

July 22, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
Introduction Alfred Wurts Tice (1829-1909) was a popular photographer at the village of Ellenville in Ulster County, New York for nearly two decades from the early-to-mid 1860s to the early 1880s. In 1881 Tice left Ellenville to open a photograph gallery at Corry, Pennsylvania. He returned to Ellenville in 1895 and worked as an assistant in the...
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