“Dolgeville, N.Y.” [Fulton County]. Dolgeville: Alfred Dolge, 1890. 13 x 25 1/2. Lithograph by Burleigh Litho. Very good condition. Reps: 2501.
A fine example of the American urban view of the nineteenth century. Beginning after the Civil War, city views became one of the most popular of print genres. This was a period of significant urban growth throughout the country, and the civic pride which proliferated provided a fertile field for print publishers to market these visual vistas of American cities, towns, and even resort areas. According to John Reps’ seminal Views and Viewmakers of Urban America (Columbia, 1984), publishers sent their artists out into the field throughout all parts of the country to draw and market the views.