Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts

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SCENE ON THE BEAUTIFUL HUDSON RIVER

(Grant, Ulysses S.). SCENE ON THE BEAUTIFUL HUDSON RIVER by an Unknown Photographer. Original photograph, 1897. 10 x 11 1/2 inches, on a mount 14 3/4 x 17 1/4 inches. Printed on the mount below the photo is "Scene on the Beautiful Hudson River, in Front of General Grant's Resting-Place, the day of the burial. At the conclusion of the ceremonies at the Tomb, the Regimental Salute was answered by the thunder of the guns of the North Atlantic Squadron." The following is from the National Parks Service website: "Designed by architect John Duncan, the granite and marble structure was completed in 1897 and remains the largest mausoleum in North America. Over one million people attended the parade and dedication ceremony of Grant's Tomb, on April 27, 1897." The image shows the ships of the North Atlantic Squadron, as well as small private boats, including a two-man scull in the foreground, with the Palisades in the background. Nice, but appearing somewhat faded; the mount with a loss in the lower right corner, well away from both the image and the caption, and with a marginal tear in the margin, at right, also away from the image. Given the printed captioning, this may have been a commercial photo sold as a souvenir of the event. 

Inv num: 8828

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Keywords PHOTOGRAPH, PRESIDENTS, NYC, ARTWORK