Richard Rummell (1848 – 1924) was an American artist active in Brooklyn during the late 19th and early 20th century. Rummell is best known for his series of views of American colleges completed around the turn of the century. Since Rummell's views universally appear to be drawn from an altitude of about 300 feet, it has been speculated by many art historians that he worked from a balloon. Rummell was also a bit of a futurist and aming his more interesting works is a series of speculative images of the New York of tomorrow, with vast airships, trains running over the tops of skyscrapers and elegant sky bridges throughout. In the 1950s the original plates for many of Rummell's college views were rediscovered in a Brooklyn warehouse. They were auctioned to Arader galleries, who still sell's reprints of the view today.