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Accession number 2014.33
Collection Steven Rappaport Collection
Object ID 2014.33.4.10
Object Name Postcard
Date 1905
Title 6080-Twenty-Third Street Station Showing The Underground Stores, Rapid Transit Tunnel.
Scope & Content Recto: Depicts the stairs leading from the shop level to the platform. The details of a typical Contract 1 station are present (columns, ornamentation on the ceiling). Message in ink (l.-r.) "going to see Maggie to-night./ July 20, 1905. 72 Hicks St., Brooklyn, N. Y./ Dear Lou:- I haven't seen this station yet. Flossie and I are keeping house. We go to supper in a few minutes in the boarding house next door. Have you heard from Pa or Ed? I will send them cards. Yours, Sil."

Verso: Franklin one-cent stamp, cancelled in Brooklyn, 8 PM, July 20, 1905 and again in Springfield Mass. 3:45 AM, July 21, 1905. There is also a stamp from Springfield Mass. Highland Station, 6:30 AM, July 21, 1905. Postcard is addressed to "Miss Louise M. Ward, 181 Quincy St., Springfield, Mass."

Publishing information: Blanchard Press, New York.
Extent of Description 1 postcard, approx 3.5" x 5"
Level of description Sub-series
Subjects Postcards
23rd Street (Manhattan, N.Y.)
Subways--New York (State)--New York--Design and construction--Pictorial works
Station 23rd Street Station (IRT East Side Line)
Number of images 2