Shanties on 69th Street

Object Number: 
1930.71
Date: 
1879
Medium: 
Graphite, black ink, and lead white pigment on Bristol card
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/4 x 15 in. ( 28.6 x 38.1 cm ) mat: 14 1/4 x 19 1/4 in. ( 36.2 x 48.9 cm )
Marks: 
signature and date: lower right: "Lungren / '79" inscription: verso, stamped: "Scribner & Co./743 & Broadway/New York/(Third Floor)"
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower right inside image in graphite: "Lungren / /79"; at middle right outside image: "Shanties on 69th St. / "Shanties[town crossed out]'"
Gallery Label: 
This drawing was probably intended to illustrate an article on "Shantytown" in Scribner's Magazine, October 1880, but was not used. A similar watercolor illustration of shanties at the corner of 11th (new West End) Avenue and 68th Street by Louis Oram (q.v.), March 1894, is in the Society's collection (1925.171).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Abraham Hatfield, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group