Broadway, NY, 1896
The following pictures have been shared
by Tim Brennan from Madison Wisconsin.
after visiting the blog.
Picture(s) of a litography (1899)
Here are some pieces from the E-mail-exchange with Tim, giving you more information about the picture:
"This is an original and restored (in the original frame) 1899 American Lithograph Co hand colored street scene with the entire building as backdrop, done and signed by Charles Graham (signed fancifully as C. Graham 1899). As I have done a little research it tells me he was a very famous illustrator for Harper's Weekly magazine during the 1870's thru the early 1890's."
"The piece is signed C Graham (Charles Graham) '99 and was produced by the American Lithograph Co, NY - - - The title is "Equitable Building, New York." - - - Lithograph measures about 26"w x 35"t and overall with the original quarter sawn oak frame is 31"w x 40.5"t. "
"I am so glad that you liked the photos. As I was studying the lithograph I actually felt a sense of what the artist must have felt from the vantage point in which it was presented. It has majestic qualities and a vibrance that give the setting so much more than simply the image of a fine piece of architecture...it blends the world at street level with this great backdrop and adds a personal, humanistic character to a grand structure and presents it in a real down to earth way that most famous buildings lack. It has done a great job in transporting me into that scene with a feeling that seems natural and reminicsent of another era. (...) I live in Madison, Wisconsin, USA and this is where I found the lithograph. The '99 does mean 1899 as this is nearing the end of this famous illustrator's professional life as an artist. He worked for years as a contributing artist for the popular and well-known Harper's Weekly magazine, as well as becoming one of a number of famous chroniclers of America's wild west through their art work. (...) I do not know what the cupola building is or may have been...if I can find out more about it I will let know."
A big Thank You to Tim Brennan
for sharing this great picture.
This two pictures are part of the Broadway Street Views (1899)
Part of a 1900 New York skyline photo
Old Equitable 1906
Photo from the 1900s
Broadway in the 1900s (?)
Broadway in the 1900s, roadwork was caused by the construction of the New York Subway
Lower Manhattan in the 1900s
and some Stereo Cards from the late times
inside the old Equitable