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View, New York City, Hudson Piers, Woolworth Building, Vintage Photograph, 1926
Downtown New York from the Woolworth Building
New York: March 2, 1926 (dated verso)
Black and white photograph
11 x 14 inches, overall
Provenance: James Carr
Photograph of the ship piers and terminals on the Hudson River in downtown New York City as seen from the Woolworth Building, then the tallest building in the city. Apparently this was a news photograph appearing in a Sunday newspaper.
Inscriptions verso: “Sunday Feature 4 Page 1 From High Points of City. Ships buildings & docks are dwarfted [sic.] when viewed from the gallery atop the Woolworth Building where if it wasn’t for soft coal smoke the whole city could be viewed.”
The 60-story Woolworth Building was completed in 1913 at 233 Broadway as the company headquarters for the Woolworth retail store chain. At the time, it was the tallest building in the world. It remained the tallest building in New York City until the construction of the Chrysler Building in 1929.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall toning and wear, minor soiling, cockling, scratches. Small chip to lower corner.