Elevated railway sign

Elevated railway sign
Title
Elevated railway sign
Date 
1900-1950
Medium 
Metal, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 3/8 x 20 3/8 in. ( 11.1 x 51.8 cm )
Description 
Rectangular, black-painted metal sign with "CANAL STREET" stenciled in cream-colored letters on front and back.
Object Number 
INV.409g
Marks 
stenciled: on obverse and reverse: "CANAL STREET"
Gallery Label 
This elevated railway sign is probably from the 3rd Avenue line, built in 1878 by the New York Elevated Railway Co. The line was in operation in Manhattan until 1955, and the portion from 149th Street to Gun Hill Road in the Bronx closed in 1973.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group