Saturday, October 31, 2009

Upstate New York



The Library of Congress identifies this 1902 photomechanical print as the home of Rip Van Winkle in Sleepy Hollow, Greene County, New York. Perhaps they meant Washington Irving, the author.

The photo below of Catskill farmland was made for the Office of War Information in June, 1943. With dear friends in Ulster County, the Catskills have been a favorite travel destination for me going back to the 1980s. The Hudson River Valley is spectacular and it doesn't take long to realize why New York is called the Empire State.

4 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

Odd that the Library of Congress has it listed as the home of Rip Van Winkle. May as well have listed Brom Bones....

acornmoon said...

Amazing photographs, thank you for sharing them.

Rachel Fenton said...

Is that a grain or a water tower by the barn? I want to go there and paint!

Crafty Green Poet said...

nice photos, the house is very impressive