| Hayward's McEvers Mansion. |
| Mendel's Knox College. |
| Pendleton's Franklin House.
Many chromolithographs in the
collection are from
Thomas' Valentine's Manual, which offer views of New
York streets and buildings; in George Hayward's New York & City Banks and the McEvers Mansion
scene, for example, men are seen in front of the McEvers Mansion and
banks. The mansion had been the home of Gen. Wilhelm von Knyphausen, a
German general who led British troops during the Revolution. Also in the
collection is a beautiful chromolithograph of a house,
Sunnyside in a country setting (Currier &
Ives). Commercial buildings and street scenes are also represented; the Franklin House in New Haven Connecticut, for
example, was lithographed by Pendleton Printers. Pendleton who worked in
Boston and New York, sold his shop in New York to Nathaniel Currier in
1834. Also noteworthy is the Gothic revival building at Knox College with men and women in the foreground by
Funding from the Graham
Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts has enabled AAS to scan
these prints which will be available through David Rumsey's website, David Rumsey Historical
Collection, in late 2006.
Holland's Sun Quick Step.
Ripley's Mount Vernon Waltz.
Currier & Ives Sunnyside.
AAS also maintains a strong
collection of lithographed sheet music covers, many with famous American
architecture. One such cover, .Mount Vernon
Waltz. was dedicated to the Ladies of the Mount Vernon Association. In
it E.L. Ripley shows J.H. Bufford's depiction of the Virginia estate. The
collection also holds examples of buildings such as a chromolithograph of
the first iron building in Baltimore. Albert Holland's, .Sun Quick Step. is dedicated to the readers of
the Baltimore Sun.