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First poor house (City Hall Park).

Image ID: 805097

First poor house (City Hall Park). (1885)

Image Details

Image Title

:  First poor house (City Hall Park).


: Karst, John, 1836-1922 -- Illustrator

Published Date

: 1885

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 14 x 13 cm. (5 1/2 x 4 3/4 in.)


: Artist's signature printed on image (Bottom lsft). Text in part: "This scheme, however, was not carried into effect until 1734, when a commodious house was erected on the commons, in the rear of the present City Hall, and on the site of the future 'old Alms House' …" Written on border: "1855."

Original Source

: From Our police protectors : history of the New York police from the earliest period to the present time. (New York : A. Costello, 1885) Costello, Augustine E., Author.


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / New York City -- homes (institutional)

Source Description

: 3 folders (89 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 805097

Record ID

: 692439

Digital Item Published

: 10-27-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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