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Image: Middletown, from the East Side of the Connecticut

Photo Credit: photo: T. Rodriguez
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Middletown, from the East Side of the Connecticut

ca. 1840-1850
19th century
123 x 187 mm (4.8 x 7.4 in.)


Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching and engraving on wove paper
Print impression quality: Excellent
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: From a collection formed by Mr. Mitchell's great-grandfather, Capt. Parker P. Norton (1810–1851), Portland, CT. He was captain and half-owner of packet Liberty & Vanguard, plying between New York and Liverpool; married into the Williams family of Portland. These prints came to light in the house in which he lived.
Credit Line: Gift of Williams M. Mitchell (BA Wesleyan 1926), 1985
Accession Number: 1985.3.2

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This object has the following keywords:
  • American Studies
  • Connecticut River - TGN 7013648
  • landscapes (representations) - Use for creative works that depict outdoor scenes where the picture is dominated by the configuration, visual and aesthetic, of the land, bodies of water, and natural elements. When the ocean or other large body of water dominates the picture, use "seascapes." For images that are more documentary than creative, prefer "views" or "topographical views." For actual areas of land having certain notable characteristics, use "landscapes (environments)." [January 1993 scope note added; related term added. April 1991 descriptor moved; lead-in term added; descriptor changed, was "landscapes"; alternate term changed, was 'landscape'.]
  • Middletown - TGN 7014047
  • New England - TGN 7014203 (general region): Refers to several states settled by English colonists, including Connecticut, Maine, Massaschusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. The coastline has many harbors. It is on a broad continental shelf, with forested hills inland. It was inhabited by the 9th mill. BCE; the Algonquians were here when the Europeans settled in early 17th century.
  • Northeastern United States - TGN 4011496 (general region): The term typically refers to New England and the northern Atlantic seaboard, including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.
  • rivers
  • water

  • plate Dimensions: 123 x 187 mm (4.8 x 7.4 in.)

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