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

Etcher Carl Fredrik Akrell Swedish
After Axel Klinckowström Swedish

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.

Broadway and City Hall in New York (Brodway-Gatan Och Rådhuset i New York), Carl Fredrik Akrell (Swedish, 1779–1868), Etching and aquatint

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