The map features multiple detailed drawings, including people, buildings and business. One sketch shows three figures fishing from a guideboat. The sketch is labelled "Col. Seymour Goodsell and French having a good time of it" and features a brightly color pennant or flag flying, labelled "Three neckties and an old red flannel drawers." Jonas Platt Goodsell was Resident Engineer for the canal system in Albany from 1850-1853.
Vaughan, David (Artist)
New York State Archives. New York (State). State Engineer and Surveyor. Map and plan books of the location and construction of the state's canal system. Series B0292-85, Vol. 71, #21.
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