Old Shanties, Corner of 11th. Avenue and West 68th Street, New York City
Watercolor, graphite, black ink, and gouache on paper
Overall: 9 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. ( 23.5 x 22.2 cm ) mat: 19 1/4 x 14 1/4 in. ( 48.9 x 36.2 cm )
signature and date: lower right: "L. Oram, March 94"
Inscribed and signed at lower right in brown watercolor: '"MARCH / L ORAM 94"
A similar illustration by Fernand Harvey Lungren (1857-1932), 1879, was published in Scriber's Magazine, October 1880, p. 857, with an article on "Shantytown." The Society also owns a pencil sketch by Lungren (1930.71) of shanties on 69th Street, 1879. Eleventh Avenue is now West End Avenue.
Gift of Mrs. Susie Cruikshank Snyder
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.