Eagle Distillery, New York City; verso; sketch of a male profile

Object Number: 
Graphite, black ink wash, and brown ink on paper
Overall: 4 x 5 5/8 in. ( 10.2 x 14.3 cm ) mat: 11 x 14 in. ( 27.9 x 35.6 cm )
Inscribed at upper left in graphite: "Carry the corner all around a C...[?]"; at upper right: "Eagle" (with arrow pointing to the finial)
Gallery Label: 
Signs on the building identify it as the Eagle Distillery dealing in alcohols and cologne spirits and imported wines and liquors. A name on the building around the corner identifies the occupant as "J.N. Hayward & Co." This was the firm of John N. Hayward, distiller and "rectifier," located at 20-24 Delancey Street, at the northeast corner of Chrystie Street, where he was listed from 1849-50 to 1869 (NYCD). The site is now obliterated and is included in Sara Delano Roosevelt Park.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel Verplanck Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group