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Henry Lewis Lithograph Collection: Das Illustrirte Mississippithal

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Identifier: P0263

Title: Henry Lewis Lithograph Collection: Das Illustrirte Mississippithal

Description: Henry Lewis (1819-1904) arrived in Boston from his native England in 1829. In 1836 Lewis settled in St. Louis where he worked as a scene painter. From 1846 to 1848 he traveled up and down the Mississippi making sketches that he made into a panorama panel. After exhibiting the panel in mid-western and eastern cities in America, Lewis took it to Europe in 1850. In 1853 he settled in Dusseldorf. The following year he published "Das Illustrirte Mississippithal" with descriptive text and 78 plates based on his own sketches printed by Arnz and Company. The Henry Lewis Lithographs Collection contains eight identified mounted color lithographs from "Das Illustrirte Mississippithal" (The Illustrated Mississippi Valley). See also the Lewis volumes in the MHS Library Collection. Subjects include: St. Louis views; Lake Pepin; Carondelet, Missouri (Vide-Poche); Alton, Illinois; Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin; Fort Snelling; Native Americans; Little Crow's Village; Fort Armstrong on Rock Island; steamboats; riverboats; horse-drawn wagons; river scenes; canoes.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1846 - 1857

Type(s): Collection




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