Sunday, November 29, 2009
☞ SEE: The Harlem High Bridge Circa Fall 1910
Turn of the century American impressionist Ernest Lawson used the the turn of the century rural settings of Harlem as inspiration for much of his work. The above painting of the High Bridge shows the fall foliage over a village-like setting. The bridge's central arcs would give way to a more modern steel arch construction in the following decade but the original roman aqueduct design is still apparent today on the sections nearer to the shorelines on the Manhattan and Bronx sides. See more Harlem artwork by this great classic painter in our past post: LINK. Click on image to enlarge.