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Broadway and City Hall in New York (Brodway-Gatan Och Rådhuset i New York)

Etcher:
Carl Fredrik Akrell (Swedish, 1779–1868)
Artist:
After Axel Klinckowström (Swedish, 1775–1837)
Date:
1824
Medium:
Etching and aquatint
Dimensions:
image: 8 1/16 x 15 1/4 in. (20.5 x 38.7 cm) sheet: 15 7/16 x 21 7/16 in. (39.2 x 54.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Bequest of Charles Allen Munn, 1924
Accession Number:
24.90.1320
Not on view
Duncan Phyfe's furniture workshop and warehouse stood on Fulton Street, a major east-west thoroughfare in nineteenth-century Manhattan. Constructed in 1816 and named in honor of Robert Fulton, the pioneer of steamboat transportation, Fulton Street connected three small, previously disjointed roads into a major commercial avenue. In this print, the viewer looks north from the intersection of Broadway and Fulton toward City Hall (built 1813). By 1820, this area had become a shopping destination for New York's fashionable and sophisticated elite. To the far left of the image is the northernmost column of Saint Paul's pedimented facade.
Charles Allen Munn; Donor: Charles Allen Munn
Stokes III.563, pl.85
Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes The Iconography of Manhattan Island, 1498-1909, compiled from original sources. 5 vols., 1915–1928, vol. III, p. 563, pl. 85.

Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes, Daniel C. Haskell American historical prints, early views of American cities, etc. : from the Phelps Stokes and other collections. 1932, pp. 102, 105, pl. 46a.

Marilyn Symmes Impressions of New York: Prints from the New York Historical Society. New York, 2004, cat. no. 11, pp. 38-9, ill.



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