“Rainy Late Afternoon, Union Square”

By Frederick Childe Hassam, 1890. That looks like Broadway and 14th Street behind the umbrella-wielding crowd. The painting belongs to the Museum of the City of New York.

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3 Responses to ““Rainy Late Afternoon, Union Square””

  1. A windy, slushy Union Square in 1892 « Ephemeral New York Says:

    […] frequently depicted New York streets in severe weather, like this one of pedestrians battling rain in Union Square. Share this:TwitterLike this:LikeBe the first to like this […]

  2. “Horse Drawn Cabs at Evening, New York” « Ephemeral New York Says:

    […] In 1890, Frederick Childe Hassam depicted Madison Square obscured by rain and twilight—not the first time he painted this stretch of the city in inclement weather. […]

  3. trilby1895 Says:

    The rainy day in Union Square – visible in the background is what is currently a Barnes & Noble bookstore with the same green painted wooded trim as in the painting. Back when Hassam painted this scene, I believe the building, constructed in 1881 and named The Century, was home of the literary journal, “Century Magazine”. Sometimes I stand approximately where the woman in the painting is standing and imagine, instead of blaring traffic, I am listening to the clop of horses hooves as they pull carriages, am back in the day. I wish…

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