The New York City building generally referred to today as the “Old Post Office” was built in 1878 and stood until 1939. The one shown in this print may have been its immediate predecessor.
John Briem’s address is given as 43 Maiden Lane, New York. He operated a lithography business there from 1875 to 1880.
Herman Wessbecher was a publisher operating at 18 and 20 Liberty Street, New York.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light toning and wear. Faint matburn, scattered minor staining, diagonal crease, in margins, all can be matted out when framed. Minor spotting in sky.
“Fine Prints List.” Georgetown University Library Special Collections. http://www.library.georgetown.edu/dept/speccoll/pl%7D21.htm (25 February 2005).
Peters, Harry T. America on Stone. U.S.: Doubleday, Doran, 1931. pp. 109, 399.