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HALL, GEORGE P. & SON View of South Street, lower Manhattan, with clipper ships, ferry terminals and maritime workers posing for the camerman. Printing-out paper print, 13 1/2x16 1/4 inches (34.3x41.3 cm.), with Hall's credit on the original mount recto. 1880s
This remarkable scene depicts lower Manhattan as a hub of maritime and commercial activity, with numerous sailing vessels and ships out-and-about in the harbor and hundreds of workers standing in position. The laborers on the rooftop of the ferry terminal are posing for this photograph--as are the carriagemen patiently standing alongside, or seated in, their horse-drawn wagons, and the scores of men peaking out of doorways, who are ready to spring back into action once the camera's shutter has clicked. A stunning photograph commemorating a very busy New York kind of day.
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