MOUNTED ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPH. Views of the Metropolis. Cremorne Gardens Cor Third Ave & 72nd St. New York City Local History, Otto Ebbinghaus, fl. 1860s / 70s.

MOUNTED ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPH. Views of the Metropolis. Cremorne Gardens Cor Third Ave & 72nd St.

New-York City: Photographed and Published by Ebbinghaus & Swift, (n. d.). Ca 1864. General title & publisher imprint under photograph. Descriptive pencil annotation to lower right corner. Image depicts a horse-drawn trolley ["Yorkville"], in front of the entrance to Cremorne Garden, with the lower half of the image showing the undeveloped nature of the dirt street. Street sign of "Central Park" visible above the trolley. Other Garden buildings in image background. Mount, landscape format: 10-1/4" x 13-1/2". Photograph: 5-9/16" x 9-7/8". Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Mount soiled & chipped at edges. Image generally clear & sharp, though photo has a crinkle in the upper right corner, and is beginning to detach from mount. Overall, an About VG copy of this rare survivor. Item #49826

A century & a half later, we find little evidence remains of Cremorne Gardens, nor Ebbinghaus & Swift, with OCLC recording having little record of their work, which is to say, this is a rare 1860s photograph of New York City's "Upper East Side"

Price: $950.00