Preservation Long Island presents The Art of Edward Lange Project, a multi-year endeavor to deeply explore the artwork of Edward Lange (1846–1912). While he lived in Elwood, NY between 1870 and 1889, Lange produced dozens—if not hundreds—of artworks. This database serves as a comprehensive visual record of the work he produced while living on Long Island.

Twenty-five of Lange's paintings are now held in the collection of Preservation Long Island, the rest are spread across more than two dozen public and private collections on Long Island and in the surrounding region. Lange's sketches and paintings of homesteads, local businesses, railroad depots, and harbor fronts provide a kaleidoscopic window into life on Long Island during the nineteenth century. Explore the database, interactive map, and digital exhibition to learn more!

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Sketchbook with drawings and notations by Edward Lange; thirty pages and bound with light cardstock.

By the way sketches from Bridgehampton to Montauk

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Albumen print on paper showing composite collection of nine views of scenery and structures between Bridgehampton and Montauk. Three views on left…

Panorama View of Huntington from Woolsey Avenue

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Albumen photographic print of five sketches depicting various views of Huntington. Bottom third of print titled "Birdseye View of Huntington Bay" and…

Setauket. L.I.

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Albumen print on thin paper adhered to original cardboard backing depicting various views of Setauket and Setauket Harbor. Center image titled…

Shelter Island from Prospect Hill

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Albumen print on thin paper depicting a panoramic view of Shelter Island looking towards Greenport, L.I. from the top of Prospect Hill, surrounded by…