Lot 7[BRONX RIVER PARKWAY]
Series of approximately ninety glass plate slides, circa 1905, apparently depicting scenes along the projected route of the Bronx River Parkway. Approximately 90 lantern slides, each 2 1/4 x 4 inches (8 x 10 cm), produced (according to an affixed label on one) by Havers & [Fagan] of Nassau Street. Plate 2 provides a map of the projected Parkway provided by the Parkway Commission, which at that time was proposed to begin in the Bronx and end in the vicinity of the Kenseco Reservoir. From the numbering, only part of the sequence of slides. Generally in sound condition.
Depicting the scenery of the Parkway (one of the earliest roads intended strictly for automotive use) along the intended route, this series of slides has some views of what appears to be a very early phase of construction, as well as buildings and parkland (presumably, some of which had to be destroyed in the process of building this important road). A fascinating series of views of lower Westchester in the very early part of the 20th century.
Sold for $531
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