Print, "The Coolest Spot in New England-Summit of Mount Washington, from Harper's Bazaar, July 23, 1870, p. 473.", 1870 Wood engraving on off-white wove paper. Museum purchase through gift of the Estate of David Wolfe Bishop. 1958-27-10.
What is this?
Six sightseers look at the view from atop Mount Washington. In the foreground, a man rests on his elbow with his walking stick and two finely dressed women crouch(?) behind him, the woman closest to the foreground is smelling a bottle. In the left middle ground, another man sits holding his walking stick with two women behind him, one standing and one sitting (?). Below the group on the left is the Tip Top House, the hotel at the summit of Mount Washington. In the background, people on horse back.
This object has been included in the following exhibitions:
- Frederic Church, Winslow Homer & Thomas Moran: Tourism and the American Landscape, May 19 - October 22, 2006