Sailboat on Skaneateles Lake

Sailboat on Skaneateles Lake

From a personal sketchbook of Edmond Reuel Smith's, dated 1879, still retained by family members. Courtesy of Judy Kaspar

E. R. Smith Book

E. R. Smith Book

Araucanians or Notes of a Tour Among the Indian Tribes of Southern Chile - that's the full title of the book published by E. R. S. after his Naval expedition in 1854.

Old Barn

Old Barn

This sagging barn caught the eye of E. R. S. and became the subject of an etching. From the private collection of Judy Kaspar.

Skaneateles House

Skaneateles House

This colorful watercolor is at a location in Skaneateles that is lost to history now. From the private collection of Judy Kaspar.

Tower of the Old Mint

Tower of the Old Mint

E. R. S. toured the Loire River in France, and along the way sketched this tower in Blois. From the private collection of Judy Kaspar.

Characters

Characters

Sketched from his hotel window, apparently. Sketch from the private collection of Judy Kaspar.

Among the Trees

Among the Trees

E. R. S. had a fondness for sketching and etching trees. Many graphite drawings are in his practice pads, and this one made it all the way to a print. From the private collection of Judy Kaspar.

Algiers

Algiers

Algiers was a North African destination that E. R. S. took in, creating many watercolor sketches of the exotic scenes encountered some time around 1883. From the private collection of Judy Kaspar.