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Original paintings from a series by the artist Frederick Elmiger imagining scenes from New York City's early history: Elgin Botanic Garden [Later Site of Rockefeller Center], First Horse Race, Garden City, Long Island, Construction of the Timber Wall at Wall Street, George Washington and His Generals Confer in Manhattan, and Pirates in New York City.
Frederick Elmiger was an American illustrator. He frequently produced series on historical themes for Donald Art Company in Port Chester, New York, publishers of posters, lithographs, and artists' prints. These included scenes from American history, Revolutionary war uniforms and vintage automobiles. At the time of his death he was living in Larchmont, New York.