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In the 19 th Century, the “Hudson River School” was among America’s earliest art movements. “Hastings-on-Hudson” by Jasper Cropsey (1897.). http://www.byu.edu/moa/exhibits/Current%20Exhibits/150years/830025900.html.

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In the 19th Century, the “Hudson River School” was among America’s earliest art movements. “Hastings-on-Hudson” by Jasper Cropsey (1897.)

http://www.byu.edu/moa/exhibits/Current%20Exhibits/150years/830025900.html


“View from the Artist’s Home, Sunset” by Jasper Cropsey (1887). http://www.newingtoncropsey.com/index1.htm


Up until development of modern highways in the 20 Cropsey (1887). http://www.newingtoncropsey.com/index1.htmth century, the Hudson was a major north-south transportation corridor.

  • Dutch fur traders and settlers used the river between Ft. Orange (Albany) and New Amsterdam (NYC)

  • Hundreds of thousands of people and tons of freight floated on the river to and from the Erie Canal’s eastern end.

http://www.ulster.net/~hrmm/sail/age.html


Even today, there is much barge traffic for cement, petroleum, and other goods. The river is also important for pleasure boating during the warmer months.

  • Images of the former bustle on the river can still be found in many books.

  • A selected bibliography is provided in the Resources section accompanying this Workshop.

http://www.hudsonriver.com/


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