NEWELL, John Perry
Providence, R. I. View from the West Bank of the River
[Boston]: J. H. Bufford, [circa 1860]. Lithograph, drawn and lithographed by Newell, printed by Bufford. Sheet size: 19 1/2 x 35 inches.
Panoramic view of Providence.
Taken from the perspective of a rooftop on the west bank of the river, the bustling waterfront dominates the view, with numerous sailboats and paddle steamers along the waterway. Factories and warehouses line the dock at the fore-ground, and in the background the city stretches far into the distance, with several chuch spires pointing from within the many buildings. College Hill rises far in the distance, with several larger buildings (Brown University) discernible.