“The Bowery at Night”

Painter William Louis Sonntag, Jr. depicted the Bowery in 1895, as it was transitioning from New York’s prime theater district to the 20th century’s fabled boulevard of skid row bars and bummy hotels. This rich, stunning painting is part of the Museum of the City of New York’s collection. Note the Third Avenue El on the left.

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One Response to ““The Bowery at Night””

  1. Three centuries and three views of the Bowery | Ephemeral New York Says:

    […] interesting in the above photo of Bowery at Canal Street is that the tracks of the Third Avenue El, constructed in 1878, are on each side of the […]

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