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View, New York City, Steam Sugar Refinery, Antique Print, 19th Century


William Wade (after)
T. Pollack (engraver)
R.L & A. Stuart’s Steam Sugar Refinery on Greenwich,
Chambers and Reade Streets, New York

New York [?]: Mid 19th Century
Black-and-white engraving
15 x 17 inches

New York City street scene in lower Manhattan, showing sugar refinery building, with streets full of horse-drawn carriages, men on horseback, and pedestrians. Printed during the Industrial Revolution, the gleaming facade of the factory towering over the street is a symbol of pride in American manufacturing and prosperity.

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In 1807 Mrs. Kinlock Stuart began a small business making candies, preserves, and so forth at 271 Greenwich Street, the partial site of the present buildings that composed the sugar refinery of the late R.L. & A. Stuart. By 1831 her business had grown very successful and was assumed by her sons, who soon after enjoyed a worldwide reputation and amassed great fortunes.

William Wade was an engraver, designer, and draftsman, active in New York City in the mid 19th Century. In 1844 he published an engraved panorama of the Hudson River from New York City to Albany.

Generally very good, a rich black-and-white impression. Light toning, wear, soiling, soft creases, not obtrusive. Good margins.


Groce, George C. and David H. Wallace. The New-York Historical Society’s Dictionary of Artists in America 1564-1860. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1964.

Morris, Hal. Reminiscences of New York c. 1816 from Jacksonian Miscellanies, #61. Secaucus, NJ: June 16, 1998.

Stokes, I.N. Phelps and Daniel Haskell. American Historical Prints, Early Views of American Cities, Etc. 1497-1891. New York: New York Public Library, 1933.

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19th Century