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  M & S Library Number: 18298
 

    Huge New York Hotel Trade Card

     

    (NEW YORK). (TRADE CARD). Pacific Hotel. [Caption title]. Colored lithograph, 12" x 12." Light foxing & slight staining. Excellent. [New York: 1836]. $2,000.00

     

    A splendid advertising card for the newly opened Pacific Hotel, with ten lines of lithographed text, dated "New York, July 1st 1836."

    The view shows about ten nicely dressed people on the street, with a number of people seen through four first floor curtained windows. Altogether there are five floors to the hotel, six windows across the front on each floor above the first. The hotel recedes toward the back into the left-hand margin, and what is presumably another building is seen on the right. The text records the address at 162 Greenwich St., two doors north of Courtlandt St., under the superintendence of Benjamin Jesup and R.C. Nichols, the proprietor. Constructed under the direction of the owner, William Bunker, the proprietor of the Mansion House. The location is between the landing of the Philadelphia and North River [Hudson] Steam Boats.

    The House would accomodate 150 visitors, the furniture was new and most modern. Neither expense nor exertion would be spared to assure "internal order and regularity."

    There are a number of possible lithographers: one of the varied Endicott firms, Pendleton, the Mesiers, or possibly another. A handsome and huge hotel trade card, and very early.

 

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