White Sulphur Springs.Album of Virginia.
Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1857 by Ed. Beyer in the Clerks Office of the District of Virginia.
Tinted lithograph, rare. 355 x 510mm (14 x 20"). Small tear in right edge, small stain in sky.
White Sulphur Springs, a city in Greenbrier County, now West Virginia, which became popular as a summer retreat because of its elevation of 1,800 feet. As early as 1778 people came to 'take the waters' of the sulphur spring and the resort of 'Greenbriar' evolved from the 1850s. The oldest organized golf club in the country is the nearby Oakhurst Links, founded in 1884. The German artist Edward Beyer traveled through the US between l848 and l857. His 'Album of Virginia' recorded Virginia's landscape, especially spa towns, in the decade before the Civil War.
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