CURRIER & IVES [pub.]
The Katz-Kills in Winter
New York: Currier & Ives, 125 Nassau Street, nd (c. 1873]. Hand-colored lithograph. Small folio. Framed. Image size (including text): 9 1/4 x 12 5/8", sight. Bird's-eye maple with gold liner, French mat. 20 1/4 x 23 3/4"
Provenance: Americana Collection of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette
Wonderful, winter Catskill's scene
Even in the cold and stillness of winter, the Bastion Falls appear to flow freely, throwing foam and spray high into the air above icy waters. A man and woman stand in awe in the lower right gazing at the relentless torrent.
Throughout the 19th century, tourism and vacationing became increasingly desirable for the emerging middle class. The natural wonders of upstate New York were among the first destinations for New York City dwellers.