Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Chatham Street, New York

daguerreotype
Chatham Street, New York, ca. 1853-55 (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gilman Collection).

This chaotic street scene shows Chatham Street (now Park Row) from below its intersection with Pearl Street, northeast to Chatham Square. Street scenes are unusual subjects for Daguerreotypes. Chatham Street was known for its cheap shopping and entertainment, in contrast to the more elite Broadway.

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1 comment:

  1. The photo is rich in detail -- from a time when the Civil War was still off in the future.

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