Shelter Island from Prospect Hill

Shelter Island from Prospect Hill, M1975.739_lowres_cropped.jpg

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Shelter Island from Prospect Hill


Panorama; Composite; Waterfront; Harbor; Boat; Sailboat; Marine; Hotel


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 six details of hotels and scenes in the area. Center image shows clustered pedestrians and carriages gathered in the drive on top of Prospect Hill, next to a residence or inn overlooking the water to the left; sailboats traveling through the water below; in the distance, the town of Greenport stretches back to the horizon line; some indication of highlighted clouds in the sky above. Bottom row of three details, from left to right, depict "The Manhasset House", an observation tower, and "The Prospect House". The top row of three details, from left to right, depict "The Bluffs of Shelter Island.", and "A Visit to Montauk."; the top row of images all focus on the landscape and waterscape surrounding Shelter Island, "A Visit to Montauk" features a view of Montauk Lighthouse. Labeled underneath the center image and above the view of the observation tower, "View of Shelter Island from Prospect Hill.".


Lange, Edward (1846-1912) [Artist]


Edward Lange, "Shelter Island from Prospect Hill.," 1881, albumen print mounted on board; M1975.739; Brooklyn Public Library, Center for Brooklyn History.




Print (Photograph)


Signed at top of bottom center image in two places, "For Sale by Edw. Lange. Artist." and :Elwood. Suff. Co. N.Y."


Albumen print

Spatial Coverage

New York; Suffolk County; Town of Southold; Town of Shelter Island; Greenport; Shelter Island

Rights Holder

Brooklyn Public Library, Center for Brooklyn History


Lange, Edward (1846-1912) [Artist], “Shelter Island from Prospect Hill,” The Art of Edward Lange , accessed May 19, 2024,