Erie Canal

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The Erie Canal was completed in 1825 and became the backbone of an economic and cultural explosion that defined the image of New York. The canal's development spurred successful industry and a booming economy, sparking massive urban growth in an area that was previously virtually unexplored wilderness. People poured west into this new space, drawn by the ability to ship goods along the canal to the Hudson River, New York City, and the world beyond. Erie Canal is a compilation of 200 vintage images from the Erie Canal Museum's documentary collection of New York's canal system. Vintage postcards depict life and industry along the canal, including not only the Erie itself but also the lateral and feeder canals that completed the state-wide system.
ISBN: 9780738562001
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The Erie Canal Museum was chartered in 1962 with the intent of preserving and interpreting New York's canal systems. Andrew P. Kitzmann is the curator of the museum's collection, which contains thousands of postcards as well as fine art and archival materials. Housed in the 1850 Syracuse Weighlock Building, the Erie Canal Museum is nationally accredited by the American Association of Museums.
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