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Central Park 1860--resized.jpg
In 1853 after extensive study, the New York City Common Council approved a site surrounding the Croton Reservoir for a Manhattan park. Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and designer Calvert Vaux were winners of a design competition, and in…

Bow Bridge--cropped.jpg
Designed by Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould, and completed in 1862, this 87-foot span was the second cast-iron bridge constructed in the US. Its likeness to the bow of a violinist or archer gave the structure its name. Stereoview taken probably not…

Bow Bridge--small.jpg
Photograph of iconic cast iron bridge in New York's Central Park was one of six created for an historical survey in 1984. The description reads: "Designed by Calvert Vaux, the Bow Bridge is one of the most prominently located and visible cast iron…

ZuckerJacques - Central Park.JPG
Depicted is the landmark Bethesda Fountain located in New York City's Central Park. The fountain is adorned by a bronze statue with small figures that appear to support the winged figure. Bethesda is a biblical reference to a pool that is believed to…

Dowling--Bridlepath, Central Park.jpg
Three women and one man are seen riding horses along a muddy trail; a younger rider with two braided pigtails leading them. A faded building is seen in the background--and we remind ourselves that this is New York City. There seem to be three…
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