In 1847 Wade and Croomes published an engraved panorama of both sides
of the Hudson from New York City to Albany. The view shows each shore as
seen from a viewpoint in the middle of the River. Nineteenth century viewers
would "travel" on the River by unrolling this nearly six foot long canvas.
We have created this video from the views looking from the main channel
toward the River Islands and the east bank starting below and continuing
north to a point above the islands which have since been joined to form
Schodack-Houghtaling Island - a process which we discuss in our Paper
presented at the New York Academy of Sciences.
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