Charles Parsons (1821-1910) & Lyman Atwater (1835-1891) , The City of New York. Published by Currier & Ives, 1876

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Charles Parsons (1821-1910) & Lyman Atwater (1835-1891)

The City of New York.

Published by Currier & Ives, 1876

115 Nassau Street, 1876. Large folio lithograph (26 ¼ x 37 ¼ inches) with original hand color, incl. 75 landmarks keyed below the image (Gale #1220). CONDITION: Backed on board; toning in corners and along lower margin; some mat burn. Vividly colored bird s eye view of Manhattan, parts of Brooklyn and New Jersey (incl. Jersey City). It shows most of the island with the Brooklyn Bridge anachronistically finished and in use, and much traffic on the Hudson and East Rivers (GALE), incl. the steamers 'Massachusetts , Providence , and City of New York in the left foreground. At the time of publication, the SS Providence had officially retired and was used only sporadically. Visible landmarks include the Emigrant Landing Depot (present-day Castle Clinton National Monument) in the Battery, Trinity Church, the New Merchants Exchange, City Hall, and Central Park. REPS on the partnership of Parsons and Atwater: Their prints reveal the appearance of most of the nation s largest urban centers and their surrounding suburbs from points high in the air. They thus capture the images of entire metropolitan regions at a time of vigorous and rapid expansion. 

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