Frederick Douglass with The Commissioners to Santo Domingo, Brooklyn Navy Yard, January 1871
Silver photographic print of Brooklyn Navy Yard dry dock, which will be flooded as soon as the ship is completed and seaworthy.
An inevitable consequence of the construction of the East River Bridge was that numerous buildings would need to be demolished to clear the way for the approach on the Manhattan side.
A color lithograph of what we know today as the Brooklyn Bridge, which was constructed over the course of this decade.
A bird’s-eye view of New York with Battery Park in the foreground and the Brooklyn Bridge on the right.
A drawing which shows a night of celebration in Union Square on July 4th, 1876, exactly 100 years since the nation’s founding.
Illustration depicting the sub-treasury overrun by the public on Friday Sept. 19th at the Intersection of Nassau and Broad Streets with Wall Street.
The Tribune Building, on the site of two previous Tribune buildings, was announced in 1873 and completed in 1875 to designs by Richard Morris Hunt.
The Staats-Zeitung Building was the headquarters of a German newspaper located in what many referred to as Printing House Square due to the number of publishers.
Drawing from elevated perspective shows a soap factory in lower Manhattan, from West St. looking northeast, with wharf in foreground and Equitable Building in the background.
Life sketches in the metropolis depicting the city’s homeless poor during the early morning hours in Donovan Lane, near the Five Points.
A portrait drawn from life by Matt Morgan depicting his midnight visit to one of the cheap lodging houses in Water Street.
A group of butchers pose together in front of their shop in what is known today as Tribeca.
Elevated perspective of New York showing the waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge, with Battery Park and Governors Island in the foreground
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