Broadway Looking South from Worth Street, New York City

Broadway Looking South from Worth Street, New York City
Title
Broadway Looking South from Worth Street, New York City
Date 
c. 1879
Medium 
Black ink, collage, graphite, and touches of white gouache on photo-sensitive paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. ( 21 x 31.1 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Emil Herman Sauer
Object Number 
1917.10
Marks 
inscription: verso: "Broadway Broadway, south from Worth St. Ca 1879"
Inscriptions 
Various publication notations on the verso of card
Gallery Label 
This is a view from the roof of the New York Life Insurance Company Building at the corner of Leonard Street. In the distance, at the south end of City Hall Park, is the United States Post Office erected between 1869 and 1875 and demolished in 1939. This view was published by Magnus as one of his "100 Letter-head paintings of New York" and "48 Note Size Views" for sale by stationers and booksellers (copy in Print Room N-YHS). It was copied from a photograph.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group