L. R. Burleigh
Lucien Rinaldo Burleigh (1853–1923), whose work was often signed L. R. Burleigh, was an artist and lithographer in Troy, New York who drew and published panoramic maps. His business has been identified as Burleigh Lithograph Company or Burleigh Lithograph Establishment. He produced views of approximately 280 locations of which 120 have been established as his while the others include work by other artists.
The Library of Congress has 163 panoramic city plans produced by Burleigh. State and local archives in New York may contain even more of Burleigh's views. He was listed in an 1883 city directory for Troy as a civil engineer and become a lithographer and view publisher by 1886. The period of his greatest productivity of prints continued until 1890.
Burleigh was born in Plainfield, Connecticut. One of his lithographs is in the Smithsonian American Art Museum collection. The Boston Public Library and Library of Congress also have examples of his lithographs in their collections.
Burleigh's drawings were made into lithographs and include the name of each locality in an artistically stylized font as well as a listing of local landmarks. The designs were copyrighted. Some of the lithographs he published from earlier than 1886 and later than 1889 indicate they were published by Burleigh and copyrighted by his business but drawn by someone else.
His grandfather was the principal at Plainfield Academy in Connecticut. Burleigh graduated from Worcester County Free Institute of Industrial Science.
J Lyth was an engraver who worked Burleigh before Burleigh drew and published his own perspective maps of small towns in New York, Massachusetts and other areas in the northeastern United States.
Binghamton, New York 1882 signed J Lyth bottom left and Burleigh bottom right (torn)
Ithaca, New York, 1882 J Lyth eng bottom left and L.R. Burleigh Del. Bottom right
Woburn, Massachusetts, 1883, has two signatures, L.R. Bureleigh Del. In bottom middle and J Lyth Eng bottom right
Schenectady, New York signed Lyth ? At bottom left.and Burleigh Del bottom right
Binghamton, New York by J. Lyfe
Broadalbin, New York (copyright 1880 and does not say drawn by L.R. Burleigh
City of Kingston, New York printed by a Philadelphia firm Burleigh signature bottom right
Cooperstown, New York published by Burleigh
Corinth, New York and Palmer Falls
East Pepperell, Massachusetts
Greene, New York published by L.R. Burleigh
Ithaca, New York by J. Lyth
Jewett City, Connecticut
North Billerica, Massachusetts
Plattsburgh, New York by C. Fausel published by L.R. Burleigh
Schenectady, New York - J. Lyth 1882
Warrensburgh, New York published by L.R. Burleigh 1891
Woburn, Massachusetts J. Lyth engraver
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- Historical New Hampshire. New Hampshire Historical Society. 1983.
- John William Reps (1984). Views and Viewmakers of Urban America: Lithographs of Towns and Cities in the United States and Canada, Notes on the Artists and Publishers, and a Union Catalog of Their Work, 1825-1925. University of Missouri Press. pp. 167–. ISBN 978-0-8262-0416-5.
- "Panoramic Artists and Publishers - Articles and Essays - Panoramic Maps - Digital Collections - Library of Congress".
- "Lucien Rinaldo Burleigh". Smithsonian American Art Museum.