The Great Horseshoe Falls, Niagara
A Study From Swiss Scenery
Mishap At The Ford
A General View Of The Falls Of The Niagara
Family Abandoning Home In Flood
Indians At Sunset
Camden Hills And Harbor
Moonlit Figure By A Lake
View Of Niagara Falls
Trappers Discover The Smoke Of An Indian Camp In The Distance
A Calm Watering Place
Landscape With Cows
Fishing In New Hampshire – The Trout Pond
View Of Niagara Falls
Providence From Across The Cove
Shepherd On Horseback – Landscape With Riders And Sheep
Bear Island, Maine
Waiting For The Stage Coach
The Prairie On Fire (from James Fenimore Cooper’s The Prairie)
Corn Husking Frolic
After The Shoot
At Rest And On The Watch
Laura Bridgman Teaching Oliver Caswell To Read
Artist’s Son, Alvan Josiah, Flying A Kite
The Hunter, A Self-Portrait
to be continued
Miroslava Szabová said:
Very much beautiful painting, tkanks Miroslava
I like these nineteenth-century landscapes. Represent real-world scenarios in eerie, that the observer of today, can elicit also a certain nostalgia, because they show a simple world, but that is now very far away in time, and unrepeatable. Like every era of the past.
I’m against hunting, but I find it also very beautiful scenes of hunting with dogs and game, painted by this painter.
The only painting that I can not understand is “Laura Bridgman Teaching Oliver Caswell To Read.”
She is a blind girl who must learn to read? And the teacher why she bandaged eyes?
Suzay Lamb said:
That is a story of Laura Bridgman really
very touching. Even in the immense misfortune struck her at an early age, she has succeeded with an extraordinary will to recover, or at least reduce its severe disabilities, despite everything, demonstrating a strong attachment to life. She is a great example of the will for all those who, even in our modern times were given the misfortune to be born or become disabled. The good painting …. it also served to document and of making known a very uplifting story.
Concerning Oliver Caswell, I found this obituary in the New York Times archives:
NOTED BLIND AND DEAF MAN DEAD.
Oliver Caswell Second in Attainments
to Laura Bridgeman.
NEWPORT, R.I., April 14 -Oliver Caswell,
sixty years old, probably the most noted
blind and deaf mute in this country, ex-
cept the widely known Laura Bridgeman,
died in his home in Jamestown last night.
He had been afflicted since he was two
At the age of fourteen he attracted the
attention of Dr. Samuel S. Howe, husband
of Julia Ward Howe, who, together with
Laura Bridgeman, taught him to read and
converse. He was a bright pupil, and of
a practical mind. He was greatly interested
in prominent men, and some years ago was
invited by Dom Pedro to visit him on the
occasion of the latter’s visit to Newport.
Since he left school he had lived at home
with his mother, and assisted in the household
affairs. He was of genial and social
disposition. Three brothers survive him.
one being John V. Caswell of Caswell, Massey
& Co., New-York City.
To the extent that Laura Bridgman could overcome her own handicaps to assist in the education of someone else in her situation is very remarkable.