and described by:
Ellen H. Belcher
This collection of 19th and 20th century prints were removed from
illustrated weeklys and atlases and were collected by the library
for their content. The collection is separated into two parts,
prints and maps. The prints represent a sampling of popular images
relating to events, places and daily life in New York and Brooklyn.
Some of the prints serve as political commentary on local concerns,
such as the Brooklyn Navy Yard; others illustrate historical subjects.
The maps show geographical details of New York and its environs
over the late 19th century to the early 20th century. Major buildings,
streets, ferry routes and bridges are delineated. The prints from
the illustrated weeklys are all wood engravings, some hand colored,
the maps are mostly lithographs.
These prints were found in the Library in 1998. It seems that
they may have been purchased by the library some time in the early
to mid 1980s.
1: ILLUSTRATIONS OF BROOKLYN AND NEW YORK
1: PAGES FROM HARPER'S WEEKLY
Story of Ye Navy Yard Wh is at Brooklyn."
Harper's Weekly, March 12, 1859, p. 164) (Hand colored)
County Court-House, Brooklyn -[sketched by J. Wells]"
Harper's Weekly, March 4, 1865, pp.141-2] (Hand Colored)
Park, Brooklyn, New York - Drawn by H. Fenn."
Harper's Weekly, September 12, 1868, p.583-4)
Ferry in 1750, From the Brooklyn Shore -[From an Old Print]"
Harper's Weekly, November 2, 1872, pp. 844-3)
in the Great South Bay, Long Island Coast - Drawn by E. A. Abbey."
Harper's Weekly, September 8, 1877, pp. 699-700)
the Iron Pier, Coney Island - The Rush for the Last Boat- Drawn
by H.A. Ogden"
Harper's Weekly, July 29, 1882, p. 473)
Row,' Brooklyn Navy-Yard. - Drawn by Walter H. Goater."
Harper's Weekly, August 5, 1882, pp. 487-8)
and Incidents at Rockaway Beach, Long Island - Drawn by A. B.
Harper's Weekly, July 12, 1884, p. 444)
2: PAGES FROM OTHER ILLUSTRATED WEEKLYS
Heights, Opposite the City of New York."
Gleason's Pictorial, Boston, November 25, 1854) [hand colored].
Island - Construction of the Rockaway beach Hotel by the aid of
Weston's Electric Light.
The Building as it Will Appear when Completed."
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper." March 27, 1880, pp. 59-60)
Popular Summer Resort-An Afternoon's Amusements at Manhattan Beach
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, August 6, 1881, 377-8)
2: MAPS OF BROOKLYN AND NEW YORK
Chart of New York Bay and Harbor. From a trigonometrical survey
under the direction of A. D. Bach, superintendent" 1857 [FRAGILE]
New York and Brooklyn."
unidentified atlas, 1866 pp. 40-41)
York and Brooklyn"
an unidentified atlas, 1867 pp. XA - XA)
of the Vicinity of New York" (1876)
York and Brooklyn"
unidentified atlas, 1886 pp 35-34)
of New York
Rand-McNally Indexed Atlas, 1907, pp. 49-52)
of Brooklyn, New York City and New York State
Gaskell's Atlas of the World pp: 83-86)
New York," "Map of Boston" on verso
unidentified atlas, pp 99-100)
By: Ellen Belcher