Collection Facts

Extent: 
44 items
Dates of Original: 
c. 1886
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

Charles Henry Miller (1842-1922) resided in Queens and East Marion, New York and was known for his prose, paintings, and sketches. A recipient of many prestigious art awards and prizes, his works were exhibited around the world in the late 19th century. Poet Bayard Taylor referred to Miller as “the artistic discoverer of the little continent of Long Island.”

Scope of Collection

The Charles Henry Miller Digital Collection consists of 44 etchings of the artist's "New York and Long Island Landscapes." Charles Henry Miller (1842-1922) was known for his paintings of regional landscapes and bucolic nature scenes. Most of the etchings in this collection were done by August Barry. Research suggests the prints were published in New York after 1886. Subjects represented in the collection include: agriculture; architecture; business and industry; community and events; daily life; environment and nature; people; recreation and sports; transportation; and work and labor. The items are part of the Charles Henry Miller Collection (SC 366) at Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.