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The Debtor's Prison, New York City

Object Number: 
Brown ink, red watercolor, and graphite on paper
Overall: 6 3/4 x 9 5/8 in. ( 17.1 x 24.4 cm ) mat: 14 x 18 in. ( 35.6 x 45.7 cm )
inscriptions: Inscribed bottom: The Old Jail later the Hall of Records / City Hall Park. Not signed.
Inscribed at lower center in graphite: "The 'Old Jail' later the 'Hall of Records' / CITY HALL PARK"
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel Verplanck Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group