1910 Booklet New York 50 Color Views Steamships Hudson Terminal PRR Hotel Astor
Vintage booklet: New York The Empire State Fifty Colored Views Copyright 1910 by A.C. Bosselman, New York.
Post card size pictures each have a little info next to them. The booklet includes the usual famous monuments but also has places that no longer exist or are now used for other purposes such as:
- NY Aquarium (until 1941) - the often repurposed West Battery Fort from the War of 1812 era, which later became known as Castle Clinton, later Castle Garden, and predated Ellis Island as the first immigrant processing center, now a historical site.
- The Fire Boat Dock in Battery Park (now Pier A).
- The Twin Hudson Terminal Buildings - demolished in the 1960's
- The Singer Building, home of Singer Sewing Machines - demolished in 1968.
- Pennsylvania Railroad Station - demolished in 1963 and replaced in 1969.
- Hotel Astor - demolished in 1968.
- The New Theater (Century Theater) - demolished in 1938.
- Softcover booklet measures 11" wide x 9-1/4" high.
- Art work of NY skyline on cover is silk screened.
- Some of the pictures have been printed slightly off register and are a little blurry.
- Some wear to the cover... tiny tears at edges, curled corner upper right, and about 3 small light drop stains bottom left corner; small bit of rubbed paper surface on picture of the New Theater, but the rest is in very good condition with exceptions noted.
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