The Photography of Henry K. Landis

Pennsylvania and New York, 1886-1955


Book Description

  • A collection of photographs documenting a diverse array of lifestyles in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Pennsylvania and New York by amateur photographer Henry K. Landis (1865-1955)
  • Rich views of turn-of-the-century street life of immigrant communities in New York City, comfortable middle-class lifestyles in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and boating and leisure on Long Island
  • Shots of natural areas in Central Pennsylvania, the agricultural living of the Pennsylvania Dutch in Lancaster, and the beginnings of the photographer’s Landis Valley Museum, housing his vast collections of artifacts
  • About the Author

    Oscar D. Beisert Jr. lives in Philadelphia and Washington, DC, and is an architectural historian. Irwin Richman, who resides in Bainbridge, Pennsylvania, is Professor Emeritus of American Studies and History at Penn State Harrisburg and is currently Director of the Heirloom Seed.