Old Main Street, Brooklyn, New York, in 1876 Before Demolition

Object Number: 
1945.582
Date: 
1877
Medium: 
Black ink and graphite on watercolor paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/8 x 15 3/8 in. ( 28.3 x 39.1 cm ) mat: 16 x 22 in. ( 40.6 x 55.9 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: lower left: "W. H. W., 1877/Old Main St., Brooklyn in 1876/Just before demolition/figures by M. S. W."
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower left in black ink: "W.H.W 1877 / figures by / M.S.W. / Old Main St. Brooklyn in 1876 / Just before demolition"
Description: 
Cityscape
Gallery Label: 
On the reverse is an inscription by the artist: "W. H. Wallace lived in Main St. when a child of 6 or 7 years. His home was in the center or shaded house. The block stood between Prospect and Jay Streets, and was demolished in 1875 or 6 for the [Brooklyn] Bridge."
Credit Line: 
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group