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!