Working a little this evening on a short essay a former student and I are writing -- a pretty simple quantitative analysis of pre-Civil War landscape art. (How's that for two things you usually don't think go together?) And I figured I'd post a picture that I've been looking at -- and enjoying.
That's the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania, where Wilkes Barre is located. This apparently is from Prospect Rock -- which I really need to visit on one of my trips home to Pennsylvania. It won't be over winter break -- too cold (and too much to do) to go hiking up there in December. But maybe if I'm lucky I'll be able to set some time aside for this next summer.
There's a monument put up in the 1830s and 1840s (or thereabouts) to the Revolutionary War Battle of Wyoming. Will make a nice companion to my pictures of the Paoli Massacre Monument, which was from the 1820s as I recall.
The print is by William Barlett and appeared in a couple of Nathaniel Willis' books in the 1840s -- American Scenery and Letters Under a Bridge.