Thursday, April 23, 2009
☞ SEE: Harlem River at High Bridge
Ernest Lawson's 1915 oil painting Harlem River at High Bridge captures the wild nature of the terrain on the extreme Northern borders of Harlem. Notice the train in the foreground alongside the dirt roads on which carriage racing had been popular. The painting also illustrates the importance of the waterways as a transportation route with steam power reigning on the waters.