This book explores the Erie Railway's contributions to nineteenth-century visual culture by promoting scenic thinking in which closely viewed scenes and deep prospects became the basis for engaging landscapes and their representations. Erie guides became commentary on landscape, with images and texts as annotations on the production of culture.
12 To trace the railroad's contribution to these ideas, Erie Railway Tourist, 1854– 1886 begins with an outline of the history of the Erie Railway, and then turns to its most significant work of technology, the Starrucca Viaduct.
Author: Herbert Gottfried
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield