View of Salem from the West

This interactive image analyzes "View of Salem from the West", a 19th century painting by Maria Steiner Denke. The painting  expresses her natural talent and appreciation for art while also underlining the story of Old Salem's progression towards an industrial city. The paintings style allows us to take a closer look into the history of

Old Salem and the impact slavery played in its advancement.

To learn more please explore students' research: an in-depth analysis of "View of Old Salem from the West" by Maria Steiner Denke.