1908 New York | A Rare Bird's Eye View

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By: Josef Ferdinand Klemm / F. E. Wachsmutg

Date of Original: 1908 – Leipzig

Original Size: 25 x 65 inches

A remarkable bird’s eye view of Manhattan and portions of the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and the Jersey side of the Hudson River. Created at the turn of the 20th century, this print presents New York, the 2nd largest city in the world (just behind London) with exceptional detail given to the various buildings, churches, parks, piers, bridges and ships that made their way in and out of the bustling metropolis.

Noteworthy landmarks shown in this view include the Statue of Liberty in the lower right, just above is Governor’s Island and moving northward one will find, the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridge, Battery Park and the wall of Wall Street, Washington and Grant Park. The Singer Building, which for a short time was the tallest building in the world is shown but the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower is not, which suggesting a date of 1908 of the original painting.

Inventory #81041

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