Posts Tagged ‘Statue of Liberty’

A Brooklyn art exhibit for the Statue of Liberty

October 17, 2009

Too bad this poster doesn’t provide any details on what, exactly, was being exhibited by this now-extinct arts group. The Brooklyn Art Association galleries stood at 174 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights.

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The Fund for the Pedestal, launched in 1884, helped bring the Statue of Liberty—the “Bartholdi Statue,” as the poster calls it—to New York Harbor in 1886.

“Battery Park at Night”

April 24, 2009

Here is lower Manhattan circa 1939, lit by passing ships, park street lamps, and moonlight reflecting off the water. The building in the center is Castle Garden, home of the New York Aquarium (now at Coney Island) from 1896 to 1941. 

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Castle Garden was a popular spot in the 1800s. “Swedish Nightingale” Jenny Lind performed there in 1850. It was also New York City’s first immigration depot (before Ellis Island was built), and the place where Samuel Morse demonstrated his wireless telegraph in 1842.