Harbor; Resort; Steamboat; Boat; Marine; Composite; Albumen; Wharf; Sailboat; Waterscape; Marine; Business; Tooker, C.E.
Albumen print on thin paper showing several scenes of Port Jefferson, titled "California Grove Port Jefferson, L.I." after Lange's rendition of the resort in the center image of the composite collage. Central image shows beach to right side populated by swimmers, pedestrians, and several horse and carriages clustered around bathing houses and the restaurant pavilion of California Grove; forested area inland behind the resort. Center and left of image show the waterfront, with a wharf extending into the harbor, trafficked by small sailboats and steamboats; large steamboat docked alongside wharf with passengers boarding or disembarking. Background shows dozens of vessels moored at far end of the harbor. Three smaller images along bottom, damaged by tears in the paper, significant fading present. Central image along bottom titled "Steamboat Nonowantuc. Capt. C.E. Tooker", presumably the steamboat docked in the central image above. Bottom right image titled "The Trip Across the Sound" and shows steamboat traveling towards the foreground surrounded by a number of sailboats. Bottom left image titled "Old Field Point" and shows collection of buildings along a road across from a field. Print heavily damaged overall, mounted on original cardboard backing.
Lange, Edward (1846-1912) [Artist]
Edward Lange (1846-1912), California Grove, n.d., Albumen print, 8.1875 x 11 in. (unframed), Port Jefferson Historical Society, 2014.001.1339
8.1875 x 11 in. (unframed)
Signed bottom left center image, "Edw. Lange. Art. Elwood. Suff. Co. N.Y."
New York; Suffolk County; Town of Brookhaven; Port Jefferson
Port Jefferson Historical Society
Lange, Edward (1846-1912) [Artist], “California Grove,” The Art of Edward Lange , accessed June 10, 2023, https://edwardlange.omeka.net/items/show/89.