Old Shanties, Corner of 11th. Avenue and West 68th Street, New York City

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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"
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Susie Cruikshank Snyder
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group