Stagecoach, Sloop, Steamboat

These newspaper advertisements from the Hudson River Chronicle capture the transition from old to new forms of transportation along the Hudson River in the Croton area. In the early 1800s stagecoaches and sloops were the main forms of transportation between New York City and Albany because there were few steamboats on the Hudson River.1 But … Continue reading Stagecoach, Sloop, Steamboat

Croton Map, 1824

Details (from two different sources) of the Croton section of Map of the Hudson between Sandy Hook & Sandy Hill with the Post Road between New York and Albany, published in 1824.

View from Sing-Sing by Jaques Milbert

"Sing-Sing or Mount Pleasant" by Jaques Milbert A print from Milbert's 1828 book, Itinéraire pittoresque du fleuve Hudson et des parties latérales de l'Amérique du Nord, looking north from Sing-Sing. Croton Point can be seen jutting into the river from the right in the middle of the image. The French artist toured the Hudson River … Continue reading View from Sing-Sing by Jaques Milbert

View of Croton Point from Sing Sing by Robert Havell

Robert Havell (1793-1878) View of Croton Point from Sing Sing, New York oil on canvas 38 x 50 in. (96.5 x 127 cm.) Painted circa 1845.