21 March 2011

Gustave Baumann's "Arroyo Chamisa"



1927 woodcut

not sure how close this is to my house

4 comments:

Stephen said...

Do you own this piece?

AlexG said...

I don't. found it online. & of course was attractd because of my sense of history.

MjB said...

That's a beautiful print. I've had some luck searching out old ditches used to drain some local wetlands when they built the Miami-Erie Canal in the 1830s as well as ice ponds, little remnant wetlands, and the like. With aerial photos from the 1960s and 90s, old maps, and a current topo map, it proved possible to locate some features that still exist and wander around the old earthworks. I suppose it would be possible to find the spot depicted in the print. It looks like a really interesting area.

AlexG said...

I suspect the mountains in the background wd be key to discovering Baumann's exact spot. I presume the course of the arroyo itself has changd over the decades.