View of the Grand River from the East Side

Resource Date
Louis Towner, City of Grand Rapids Smoke Inspector
Subject Location
Grand Rapids, MI
Photograph description

This image was taken from the east bank of the Grand River, looking northwest from just above the Grand Rapids Pere Marquette Swing Railroad Bridge, nearly the vantage point of Alten's View of the Gas Works from Lower Island on the Grand. Although made 23 years later, the photograph shows the heavily industrialized nature of the river's edge, and demonstrates the extent to which Alten would edit the same scene to compose his landscape.