Mammoth plate silver gelatin photograph, 16.25 x 13.5 in., (sight), matted to 24 x 20.25 in., featuring the Fulton Street Ferry and dock, with numerous people, horses, and carriages lining the street in the foreground, and a multitude of ships partially visible in the background. A large building to the right reads, "Fulton Ferry" on its side, welcoming travelers to the dock. Credited on mount to George P. Hall & Son, New York, n.d., ca 1900.
The Fulton Street Ferry connected Fulton Street in Manhattan and Fulton Street in Brooklyn along the East River, and served to revolutionize the way people traveled between the boroughs. The use of the ferry greatly declined upon completion of the Brooklyn Bridge, and operation officially ceased in January of 1924.
Photograph somewhat toned, with light discoloration and spotting at upper edge, but overall in good condition. Not examined outside of mat and protective wrapping.
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