Die Stromschnellen von St Marie (The Rapids Of St Mary), Frank Buchser, 1868
By kind permission of the Kunsthaus Art Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
This website was created by teacher Peter White for the Algoma District School Board
Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Where do you suppose George Catling sat to paint this picture?
George Catling probably sat where the red arrow is pointing, at the top of the hill where Pim St. is today. We see places like Sault Ste. Marie today with the help of airplanes and satellites above the earth. It's quite a different way of seeing! Compare the two pictures. What do you see that was not there in 1836? What is the yellow arrow pointing to? Would you rather live in 1836 Sault Ste. Marie or today? Why?