Collection Catalogues

Toward an Urban View: The Nineteenth-Century American City in Prints

Sally Lorensen Gross

Toward an Urban View: The Nineteenth-Century American City in Prints examines the changing views of the city in 19th-century America, from copperplates at the start of the 19th-century to wood-engraved magazine illustrations at the end. Drawing from the Yale University Art Gallery’s Mabel Brady Garvan Collection and Sterling Memorial Library’s Clarence P. Hornung Collection, this catalogue, and the exhibition it accompanied, offers a rich panorama of American printed imagery that was valued as much for its aesthetic quality as for the information it conveyed. The role of the popular press is explored alongside depictions ranging from a market at Thanksgiving to the seedy interior of an opium den.

48 pages / 8 1/8 x 9 3/4 inches / 14 black-and-white illustrations / 1989
  • Paperback ISBN 0-89467-050-3
    Out of Print