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PORTLAND, MAINE, 1853. A view of the city of Portland, Maine, from the deepwater harbor on Casco Bay. Wood engraving, American, 1853

PORTLAND, MAINE, 1853. A view of the city of Portland, Maine, from the deepwater harbor on Casco Bay. Wood engraving, American, 1853


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PORTLAND, MAINE, 1853. A view of the city of Portland, Maine, from the deepwater harbor on Casco Bay. Wood engraving, American, 1853

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1853 Cityscape Harbor Horizon Portland Row Boat Rowing Sail Boat Sailing Ship Steam Boat Water Front Casco Bay


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This wood engraving from 1853 showcases the bustling city of Portland, Maine, as seen from the deepwater harbor on Casco Bay. The intricate details of this American artwork transport us back in time to a period when maritime trade and transportation were at their peak. In the foreground, rowing boats gracefully glide across the bay, while a majestic sailing ship and a steamboat dominate the middle ground. These vessels symbolize the importance of waterways for commerce and travel during that era. The cityscape itself is depicted with precision, capturing its architectural beauty and growth. Tall buildings rise along the waterfront, reflecting an expanding urban center filled with activity and progress. The horizon stretches endlessly towards North America's vast landscape. This historical print not only serves as a visual record but also evokes a sense of nostalgia for an era long gone by. It reminds us of Portland's rich maritime heritage and its significance as a thriving port town in 19th-century America. Displayed proudly by Granger Art on Demand, this remarkable piece allows viewers to immerse themselves in history through artistry. Whether you are captivated by early American engravings or fascinated by maritime culture, this print offers an intriguing glimpse into Portland's past without mentioning any commercial use associated with it.

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