Hall of New York

Finger Lakes

Letchworth, Middle and Upper Falls, Genesee River Gorge

Middle and Upper Falls, Genesee River Gorge

Middle and Upper Falls, Genesee River Gorge

Anna Gleason

Oil on Canvas, 1860-1870

Letchworth State Park is known as the “Grand Canyon of the East” and contains the highest waterfall in New York State.

Letchworth, Middle and Upper Falls, Genesee River Gorge Artist Info:

Anna Gleason was a member of the “Nameless,” a group of artistic friends of William P. Letchworth, the patron of what would become Letchworth State Park. These friends often visited Glen Iris, Mr. Letchworth’s home (now an inn at the park) to paint and write.

On loan from NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation / Letchworth State Park
Upper Falls of the Genesee River

Upper Falls of the Genesee River

Upper Falls of the Genesee River

J. Jackson

Oil on Canvas, 1858

Rochester was one of America’s first “boom towns,” experiencing extraordinary growth in the 19th century. Beginning in the early 20th century it became and remains a center of high technology.

Upper Falls of the Genesee River Artist Info:

No information about the artist exists.

On loan from the Rochester Historical Society
The Steamboat "Joseph Wood" at Seneca Point

Joseph Wood on Canandaigua Lake

Joseph Wood on Canandaigua Lake

Artist Unknown

Oil on Canvas, ca. 1855-1863

Steamboats operated on Canandaigua Lake from 1825 to 1937 and helped ferry thousands of tourists each year around the Finger Lakes region.

The Steamboat "Joseph Wood" at Seneca Point Artist Info:

No information about the artist exists.

On loan from the Ontario County Historical Society and Museum
Lower Falls of the Genesee River

Lower Falls of the Genesee River

Lower Falls of the Genesee River

J. Jackson

Oil on Canvas, 1858

The Genesee River played a vital role in the development of Rochester’s economy in the early 19th century by providing hydropower for the region’s flour and clothing mills.

Lower Falls of the Genesee River Artist Info:

No information about the artist exists.

On loan from the Rochester Historical Society