Sheep in left background, seated fishermen to right of brook with cast pole in hand.
Silver Cascade. White Mountains is a charming bucolic scene. The water sweeps under trees, past a fisherman a herd of sheep, and was created to please the viewer with a thirst for natural beauty. In the latter half of the 19th century many picturesque forests, like those found in the White Mountains, were not only attractions for visitors and artists but also for businesses. Large logging companies established themselves on the numerous waterways within the White Mountains. However, Currier & Ives never illustrated the negative impact of man’s activities on the landscape, instead concentrating on man enjoying the beauty of nature.