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View of Rockville from Fox-Hill.
1851
Printer:Printed by Elijah Chapman Kellogg , American, 1811 - 1881
After a work by:After a work by Joseph Ropes , American, 1813 - 1885
Distributor:Distributed by Morris B. Baer
Lithography; printer's ink on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 3 x 6 5/16in. (7.6 x 16cm) Sheet (height x width): 9 7/8 x 7 7/8in. (25.1 x 20cm)
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Description: View, from an elevated vantage point, of a small industrial town. Factory buildings with cupolas are at the far right, left, and in the left foreground. Additional buildings include three churches, two with square towers and one with a tall steeple, and numerous houses with outbuildings. Smoke issues from some chimneys. A stable or horse shed is to the right of the central road. Two circular or oval grass plots or gardens are in the central square or green. Rail fences divide fields in the foreground. A few small figures are on the main road. Hills with houses on them are in the background.
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image, "VIEW OF ROCKVILLE FROM FOX-HILL." Lithographed inscription to left of image, "STATISTICS / of Rockville / Rockville a village / in the Town of Vernon / with a population / in 1851 of about 2000. / No. of Factories, 11. / Males employed 350 / Females do. 320 / Capital Stock 454,000 / Churches 4 / Schools 2 / Wool used pr. year, / lbs, 1468,000. / Water Fall Ft. 56 1/2. / For sale by / MORRIS B. BAER. / Bookseller, / Rockville, Conn." Lower right, in pencil, "FW". On verso, lower right, in pencil, "Dwr 49" and accession number.
Object Number: 1977.101.6
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