NYC Like You’ve Never Seen It
This smart, upscale, and unique package contains 50 rarely seen stereoscopic images – including spectacular 3D views of bygone architectural marvels, as well as once-in-a-lifetime events such as the construction of the Statue of Liberty – and a paperback book that brings history to life.
New York in 3D in the Gilded Age details the rapid growth of Manhattan from 1877 to 1910, when nearly half of the millionaires in American lived in the city. 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, culminating in the construction of the 47-story Singer Building in 1908. The 50 stereoscopic images include Coney Island lit up at night; a view of Madison Square Garden in 1900 from the top of the Flatiron Building; peddlers’ carts on Elizabeth Street in 1904; the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1880; the Ellis Island dining room in 1907; and Times Square with the New Astor Hotel in 1908.
Includes a metal stereoscopic viewer and 50 stereoscopic photographs of turn-of-the-century New York. The package also includes a 128-page paperback that provides a brief history of the stereograph craze and an overview of the city’s evolution during that time.
About the Author
Esther Crain is a writer and native New Yorker. In 2008 she launched Ephemeral New York, a website that chronicles the city’s past through photos, newspaper articles, art, and other artifacts. The site has been featured in The New York Times, the New York Daily News, the New York Post, and other publications.
The New-York Historical Society, one of America’s pre-eminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research, presenting history and art exhibitions, and offering 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 1.3 million works.