On the Road to Carmel

PhotographerO.S. Parsons

CountryUnited States

MediumPhotogravure: Text

VolumeBits of Nature: Ten Photogravures of American Scenery

AtelierN.Y. Photogravure Company (New York City)


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Landscape, Figure, Roadways, Trees


Image Dimensions: 24.5 x 19.2 cm | 21.3 x 17.0 cm (Japan tissue)
Support Dimensions: 23.5 x 28.2 cm | thin, manilla leaf

On the Road to Carmel was first published as a plate photogravure in the May, 1893 issue of Sun & Shade. The following comments appeared in the index describing the photograph:  

This is a characteristic bit of the country roads that one finds skirting the east shore of the Hudson River from the Harlem quite up to Albany.
As they approach nearer the towns and cities, the roadways are in splendid condition, and finely laid walls, with ornamental entrances, take the place of the rough stones and wooden fences shown in our picture. The roads that lie nearer the river give an almost continual view of the beautiful Hudson, affording some of the finest drives in the country.
Carmel lies about ten miles back from the river, in the most picturesque part of the Croton Water Shed, and is the seat of the well known Drew Ladies’ Seminary, an institution of learning that ranks with Vassar and Wellesley. 1.

1. Plate LXVI: On the Road to Carmel. : from: Sun And Shade: New York: May, 1893: Vol. V.  No. 9.  (Whole No. 57)

On the Road to Carmel