'The Shore at Lake Forest', 1874.  Creator: W. J. Linton.

'The Shore at Lake Forest', 1874. Creator: W. J. Linton.


'The Shore at Lake Forest', 1874. Coastline on Lake Michigan, Illinois, USA. 'On the way northward the shore of the lake assumes extraordinary forms, especially at a suburb of Chicago called Lake Forest...the constantly encroaching surf has worn it into curious columns and peaks, some of them twisted and seamed in the most astonishing fashion. The forms are constantly changing under the action of the water, and...after a gale, during which the surf has been very high, the appearance of the shore is almost completely changed...The narrow line of sandy beach is often strewed with wrecked trees that have been torn from their beds and still hold their leaves'. From "Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In, A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes...with Illustrations on Steel and Wood by Eminent American Artists" Vol. II, edited by William Cullen Bryant. [D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1874]




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