Landscape of Terror

What Art Historians Don’t Know about the Most Famous Painting in White Mountain History and the Willey House A Tale of Two Paintings: Is this the Landscape of Terror or a Historic Transgression?     Hanging behind the main desk at the Conway Public Library is a small painting by Charles Codman (above), a relatively unknown artist, depicting the scene of a famous avalanche. The avalanche is known as the Willey Slide, which occurred in 1826, about 30 miles north of the library, in Crawford Notch. This painting stands silently at the heart of an almost 50-year mystery, a kind...

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