Central Park, New York (Postcard History Series)

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Harper's Weekly reported in 1857 that no engineer had yet been able to present a feasible plan for Central Park and that "it may not ever happen." Their pessimism was misplaced, as Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux's Greensward Plan was approved in May 1858. By 1860, visitors were enjoying the magnificent new park's naturalistic splendor. Central Park quickly became one of New York's premier attractions, featuring the menagerie, the mall, Bethesda Fountain, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the music pavilion,...
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Overview

Harper's Weekly reported in 1857 that no engineer had yet been able to present a feasible plan for Central Park and that "it may not ever happen." Their pessimism was misplaced, as Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux's Greensward Plan was approved in May 1858. By 1860, visitors were enjoying the magnificent new park's naturalistic splendor. Central Park quickly became one of New York's premier attractions, featuring the menagerie, the mall, Bethesda Fountain, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the music pavilion, the casino, and the original Croton Reservoir. The northern section of the park was more reminiscent of an untamed wilderness than of an urban park. Through historic postcards, Central Park highlights this man-made green oasis at the center of a teeming metropolis.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738546278
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Series: Postcard History Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 962,176
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Edward J. Levine, a lifelong New Yorker, holds a master's degree in urban studies and a doctorate in administration, policy, and urban education. He is a career educator and an inveterate collector of all things New York.
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  • Posted September 14, 2012

    A Highly Recommended View of Old New York

    I love this informative book, which provides a view of old New York and The Park through rarely seen antique post cards. Both post card collectors and New York aficionados will find many insights and much to entice them here!

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