C. 1876 Stereoview Photograph Of Blackwell's Island, New York By Continent Stereoscopic Company
(Blackwell's Island)

New York: Continent Stereoscopic Company, 1876. A Stereoview image of a building on Blackwell's Island of New York City, showing a field in front of one of the 3-story large buildings on the island at the time, long run of double-story shaded portico; few folks visible in the arcade; does not appear to be part of the prison (no bars on windows) or the smallpox hospital - perhaps an asylum of another kind; no date but circa 1870s; good, fairly clear & detailed image; some edge, tips wear & soiling to mount card corners chipped away; seemingly quickly and cheaply printed, with the mount card unevenly trimmed at top; with the Continent Co. identifiers on front edge; printed on the other edge with "Discriptive (sic) Views of the American Continent"; overall good condition and a good 19th century New York City photographic stereoview of an unusual subject, not a tourist area. Good (Item ID: 20375)


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