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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The Argyle

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Albumen photographic print depicting the Argyle Hotel in Babylon, NY. Foreground shows body of water in front of the hotel, sailboat to left and…

Main Street, Northport

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Ink wash and gouache on brown paper showing intersection of Main Street and Ocean Avenue/Church Street in Northport looking southwest. Foreground to…

Residence of Coe D. Smith.—Smithtown Branch. Suffolk Co. N.Y.

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Watercolor and gouache on paper showing the residence and homestead of Coe. D. Smith. Foreground depicts grassy, fenced-in field with four cows…

View from Stony Brook, Long Island

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Lead pencil and watercolor on paper showing a panoramic view of Stony Brook and the harbor. Foreground filled with assorted forest trees, tops of…

Residence of Thomas R. Smith. Smithtown. L.I.

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Watercolor, gouache, and lead pencil on brown paper depicting the residence and property of Thomas R. Smith. Foreground shows conifers lining a white…