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If you are interested in learning more about the art and artists discussed on this Web site, consult the suggestions for further reading below, or download a printable PDF bibliography from the New Hampshire Historical Society's book Consuming Views: Art and Tourism in the White Mountains, 1850-1900.

Published by the New Hampshire Historical Society, this full-color hardbound publication features thirty-seven paintings and essays by thirty-three White Mountain art historians and experts. The book, distributed by the University Press of New England, retails for $39.95 and is available through the New Hampshire Historical Society's store or by calling 603/228-6688.




American Landscape Art

American Paradise: The World of the Hudson River School. Introduction by John K. Howat. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1987.

Bedell, Rebecca. The Anatomy of Nature: Geology and American Landscape Painting, 1825–1875. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2001.

Driscoll, John. “All That Is Glorious Around Us”: Paintings from the Hudson River School. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1997.

Marx, Leo. The Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1964.

Novak, Barbara. Nature and Culture: American Landscape and Painting, 1825–1875. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.

O’Toole, Judith Hansen. Different Views in Hudson River School Painting. New York: Columbia University Press in association with Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 2005.

Rainey, Sue. Creating “Picturesque America”: Monument to the Natural and Cultural Landscape. Nashville, Tenn.: Vanderbilt University Press, 1994.

Wilmerding, John. American Light: The Luminist Movement, 1850–1875. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1980.

Wolf, Bryan Jay. Romantic Re-Vision: Culture and Consciousness in Nineteenth-Century American Painting and Literature. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982.


White Mountains

Crawford, Lucy. The History of the White Mountains, from the First Settlement of Upper Coos and Pequaket. White Hills, 1846.

Drake, Samuel Adams. The Heart of the White Mountains: Their Legend and Scenery. With illustrations by W. Hamilton Gibson. London: Chatto and Windus, 1882.

Kilbourne, Frederick W. Chronicles of the White Mountains. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1916.

King, Thomas Starr. The White Hills: Their Legends, Landscape, and Poetry. Boston: Isaac N. Andrews, 1859.

Ward, Julius H. The White Mountains: A Guide to Their Interpretation. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1890.


White Mountain Art

Henderson, John J. Incomparable Scenery: Comparative Views in the White Mountains. Laconia, N.H.: Belknap Mill Society, 1999.

Henderson, John J., and Roger E. Belson. “White Mountain Art and Artists.” Web site at

Keyes, Donald D. et al. The White Mountains: Place and Perceptions. Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England for the University Art Galleries, University of New Hampshire, Durham, 1980.

McGrath, Robert L. Gods in Granite: The Art of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 2001.

“A Suburb of Paradise”: The White Mountains and the Visual Arts—Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Mount Washington Observatory Symposium—Images of the Hills: The Visual Arts and the White Mountains, 1820–1920, a special issue of Historical New Hampshire 54 (fall/winter 1999).

“A Sweet Foretaste of Heaven”: Artists in the White Mountains, 1830–1930. With essays by Robert L. McGrath and Barbara J. MacAdam. Hanover, N.H.: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 1988.


White Mountain Artists

Campbell, Catherine H., with Marcia Schmidt Blaine. New Hampshire Scenery: A Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Artists of New Hampshire Mountain Landscapes. Canaan, N.H.: Phoenix Publishing for the New Hampshire Historical Society, 1985.

Kristiansen, Rolf H., and John J. Leahy Jr. Rediscovering Some New England Artists, 1875–1900. Dedham, Mass.: Gardner-O’Brien Associates, 1987.

MacIntyre, Frances S. Women Artists in the White Mountains, 1840–1940: Selected Works, March 13–30, 1990. Hanover, N.H.: Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, 1990.


Individual White Mountain Artists

Aaron Draper Shattuck, N. A., 1832–1928: A Retrospective Exhibition. Organized and arranged by the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Conn., March 17 – April 26, 1970.

Arkelian, Marjorie Dakin. Thomas Hill: The Grand View. Oakland, Calif.: Oakland Museum Art Department, 1980.

“Beauty Caught and Kept”: Benjamin Champney in the White Mountains, a special issue of Historical New Hampshire 51 (fall/winter 1996).

Brown, Jeffrey R., assisted by Ellen W. Lee. Alfred Thompson Bricher, 1837–1908. Indianapolis Museum of Art, September 12 – October 28, 1973. Indianapolis, Ind.: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1973.

Champney, Benjamin. Sixty Years’ Memories of Art and Artists. Woburn, Mass: Wallace and Andrews, 1900.

Driesbach, Janice T. Direct from Nature: The Oil Sketches of Thomas Hill. Yosemite National Park, Calif.: Yosemite Association in association with Crocker Art Museum, 1997.

Driscoll, John Paul, and John K. Howat. John Frederick Kensett: An American Master. New York: Worcester Art Museum in association with W. W. Norton and Co., 1985.

“Full of Facts and Sentiment”: The Art of Frank H. Shapleigh—A Loan Exhibition, October 15 – November 28, 1982. Concord: New Hampshire Historical Society, 1982.

Houston, Jourdan. “Francis Seth Frost: Beyond Bierstadt’s Shadow.” American Art Review 6 (Aug.–Sept. 1994): 147-54.

Madden, Jennifer Younginger. Seeking the Realization of a Dream: The Paintings of Alvan Fisher. Sandwich, Mass.: Heritage Plantation of Sandwich, 2001.

“Nature’s Nobleman”: Edward Hill and His Art, a special issue of Historical New Hampshire 44 (spring/summer 1989).

Owens, Gwendolyn. Nature Transcribed: The Landscapes and Still Lifes of David Johnson. Ithaca, N.Y.: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, 1988.

Shettleworth, Earle G., Jr., comp. A Painter’s Progress: The Life, Work, and Travels of Harrison B. Brown of Portland, Maine, As Chronicled in the Portland Transcript, 1852–1899. Portland, Maine: Phoenix Press, 2005.

Stuart, Melinda Young, and Niels Peter Stilling. Danish Manor Houses and America: The Landscape Art of Ferdinand Richardt (1819–1895), in English and Danish. Denmark: Søllerød Museum, 2003.

Vogel, Charles, and Gloria Vogel. “Jean Paul and Emily Selinger.” Historical New Hampshire 34 (summer 1979): 125–42.

Vose, Robert C., Jr. “Alvan Fisher, 1792–1863: American Pioneer in Landscape and Genre.” Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin 27 (Oct. 1962): 97–129.


Art and Tourism

Belanger, Pamela J. Inventing Acadia: Artists and Tourists at Mount Desert. Rockland, Maine: Farnsworth Art Museum, 1999.

Coe, Erin Budis, and Gwendolyn Owens. Painting Lake George, 1774–1900. Glens Falls, N.Y.: Hyde Collection, 2005.

Earle, Edward W. Points of View: The Stereograph in Ameica—A Cultural History. Rochester, N.Y.: Visual Studies Workshop Press in Collaboration with the Gallery Association of New York State, 1979.

Myers, Kenneth. The Catskills: Painters, Writers, and Tourists in the Mountains, 1820–1895. Yonkers, N.Y.: Hudson River Museum of Westchester, 1987.


Travel and Tourism

Brown, Dona. Inventing New England: Regional Tourism in the Nineteenth Century. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995.

Bulkley, Peter B. “Identifying the White Mountain Tourist, 1853–54: Origin, Occupation, and Wealth as a Definition of the Early Hotel Trade.” Historical New Hampshire 35 (summer 1980): 106–62.

Garvin, Donna-Belle, and James L. Garvin. On the Road North of Boston: New Hampshire Taverns and Turnpikes, 1700–1900. Concord: New Hampshire Historical Society, 1988.

The Grand Resort Hotels and Tourism in the White Mountains: Proceedings of the Third Mount Washington Observatory Symposium, June 24–25, 1994, a special issue of Historical New Hampshire 50 (spring/summer 1995).

Purchase, Eric. Out of Nowhere: Disaster and Tourism in the White Mountains. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.

Sears, John F. Sacred Places: American Tourist Attractions in the Nineteenth Century. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Tolles, Bryant F., Jr. The Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains: A Vanishing Architectural Legacy. Boston: David R. Godine, 1998.



Bronner, Simon J., ed. Consuming Visions: Accumulation and Display of Goods in America, 1880–1920. New York: W. W. Norton and Co., 1989.

Bushman, Richard L. The Refinement of America: Persons, Houses, Cities. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992.

Douglas, Mary, and Baron Isherwood. The World of Goods: Towards an Anthropology of Consumption. New York: Routledge, 1996.

Nelson, Elizabeth White. Market Sentiments: Middle-class Market Culture in Nineteenth Century America. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books, 2004.

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