Item #20995 American Sketches: Shad-Fishing on the Hudson. Hudson River.

American Sketches: Shad-Fishing on the Hudson.

London: Illustrated London News, 1875. Striking full page wood engraving with later hand color, of the abundant Hudson River shad harvest, from the Illustrated London News. In 1870, New York began a program of seed the Hudson with over 2 million shad fry. The program was very successful, with the river yielding astonishing quantities of shad in subsequent years. In the foreground fishermen unload baskets of shad, while in the middle ground shad boats work the river. In the distance are a cottage at the water's edge, a winding mountain road, and the towering cliffs of the Hudson River with a dramatic sky. With handsome later hand coloring. Approximately 10 3/4 x 16" Very good overall. Item #20995

Price: $95.00

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