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This is an original 1872 halftone print of the New York Institution for the Blind (later The New York Institute for the Education of the Blind and now, The New York Institute for Special Education) at Ninth Avenue and 34th Street in New York City. It was founded in 1831 as a school for blind children by Samuel Wood, a Quaker philanthropist, Samuel Akerly, a physician, and John Dennison Russ, a philanthropist and physician. (Please note that there is printing on the reverse.)
Period Paper is pleased to offer a rare collection of halftone prints of New York City. These images provide an important historic visual record of 19th century New York City including its churches, schools, public buildings, parks and cemeteries, Police, Fire, Health and Quarantine Departments, prisons, hospitals, homes, asylums, dispensaries, morgue and all municipal and private charitable institutions. These halftone prints are in excellent condition and will be of interest to the collector of New York City history and architecture.
This 139+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No aging. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.