Be transported to New York during the Gilded Age... experience daily life through mesmerizing, 3D photography and exciting tales of the time.
This innovative package includes a sturdy, metal stereoscopic viewer and 50 stereoscopic photographs of the years of rapid development that marked the turn of the century in New York. The kit includes an accompanying 112-page paperback that provides a brief history of the stereograph craze and an overview of the city's evolution during that time.
New York City in the Gilded Age details the rapid growth of Manhattan during 1870-1900, when nearly half of the millionaires in America lived in the city. Beyond their ornate mansions, many enduring structures such as the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central Station, Ellis Island Immigration Station, and the first skyscrapers were built during this time, including the iconic Flatiron Building. Stereoscopic images expand beyond the Gilded Age, with views through 1910. These include Coney Island lit up at night; the 1900 view towards Madison Square Garden from the top of the Flatiron Building; peddlers carts on Elizabeth Street in 1904; the 1880 construction of the Brooklyn Bridge; the Ellis Island dining room in 1907; and Times Square with the new Astor Hotel in 1908. Descriptions of the scenes depicted in each stereographic photograph are included on the back of each card.
About the Author
Esther Crain is a native New Yorker who edits and writes for magazines. In 2008 she launched Ephemeral New York, a website that chronicles bits and pieces of the city's past through photos, newspaper articles, art, and other artifacts. The site receives 5,000 hits a day and has been profiled in numerous publications, including New York Daily News, Time Out New York, and New York Post.
The New-York Historical Society, one of America's pre-eminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research, presenting history and art exhibitions, and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, the New-York Historical Society's museum is the oldest in New York City and predates the founding of the Metropolitan Museum of Art by nearly seventy years. Its art holdings comprise more than 1.6 million works.
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st August 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 25.4 x 5.5
Weight (kg): 1.54
Edition Number: 1