Old Hell Gate Ferry House, New York City; verso: sketch of landscape with house
Black ink with touches of brown ink on paper
Overall: 6 7/8 x 6 1/4 in. ( 17.5 x 15.9 cm ) mat: 14 x 11 in. ( 35.6 x 27.9 cm )
inscription: lower center: "Old Hell Gate Ferry House--1867. B. Lander"
Inscribed and signed at lower center inside image: "Old Hell-Gate Ferry. House -- 1867 -- B. Lander"
This is the old ferry house on the East River shore at the foot of 86th Street, now included in Carl Schurz Park in Yorkville. A similar view was taken by Eliza Reatorex (1820-97), of which an etching, dated 1869, was published in her Old New York from the Battery to Bloomingdale, vol. 2 (1875), opp. p. 215.
Gift of Carl Otto von Kienbusch
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