Lewis Miller Sketchbook of Watercolor Drawings of Central Park in New York, with Handwritten Notes, 1864

Summary

Lewis Miller is known today as a Pennsylvania folk artist. A carpenter by trade, Miller is noted for his many journals, illustrated with watercolors of historical and everyday events. He traveled widely in Europe and America. This 54-page album documents the early features and structures of New York City's Central Park--the greatest landscape project in 19th-century America.

Lewis Miller is known today as a Pennsylvania folk artist. A carpenter by trade, Miller is noted for his many journals, illustrated with watercolors of historical and everyday events. He traveled widely in Europe and America. This 54-page album documents the early features and structures of New York City's Central Park--the greatest landscape project in 19th-century America.

Artifact

Sketchbook

Date Made

1864

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

66.142.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Cloth
Cardboard
Watercolor (Paint)
Ink

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 6.75 in

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