America: As Picturesque as Ever

Hoping to lure vacationers away from European resorts, politician & poet William Cullen Bryant published Picturesque America in 1872. It detailed the nation’s natural features, & included hundreds of wood & steel cut engravings. View these historical & maritime prints, & see how many of these picturesque towns and cities you’ve visited! Those places may have changed, but these antique prints prove that, once upon a time, even Detroit was lovely!