|Artist||Peirce, Joshua H.|
|Date||September 30, 1854|
|Title||View from New Brighton, Staten Island, on the Narrows, New York|
Full front page from Gleason's Pictorial, dated September 30, 1854. Page contains a hand-colored engraved panoramic view with riders on horseback. Caption: "VIEW FROM NEW BRIGHTON, STATEN ISLAND, ON THE NARROWS, NEW YORK." The illustration has signatures "Deneseur Del." at lower left and "Peirce." at lower right.
(Keywords: New York)
|Ownership and History||
The buildings seen along the shoreline at left are part of the Quarantine hospital that was located in Tompkinsville, Staten Island. The hospital was used to house arriving immigrants who had contagious diseases.
See the book ”Staten Island Scenery: Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Photographs, 1679-1900” by Barnett Shepherd for more information (figure 64).
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