Hofstra Museum

Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY




Vintage New York: Etchings, Engravings and Photographs of New York City, 1850 to the Present

"Pushcarts," Anonymous photograph -- no date

Long before the era of big grocery stores, pushcart peddlers supplied many of the foods that people needed. Congestion on the busy streets was the rule, but it was a relief from the harsh and cramped interiors of the tenements.

The Hofstra Museum presents "Vintage New York: Etchings, Engravings and Photographs of New York City, 1850 to the Present," March 22 - September 12, 1999, on display in the David Filderman Gallery, ninth floor, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus.

The Vintage New York exhibition includes original prints, engravings and photographs of New York City as it appeared from the 1850's to the present. New York City has constantly reinvented itself, and the changes are reflected in the pieces in the exhibition, which have been assembled from a variety of sources - including major museums, historical associations and private collections. More than 30 of the New York City street scenes are by the noted artist Leon Dolice (1892 - 1960).

Vintage New York was created by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts with the assistance of a grant from the Michael & Helen Schaffer Foundation, and is available for loan to museums, galleries, schools and corporations. For information call the NRCA at (212) 529-2025.

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