BUILDING BUSH TERMINAL AT BROOKLYN WATERFRONT 1903 PHOTO ALBUM
There are one hundred photographs of various, but mostly larger sized photos, in this 10.25" x 13.5" photo album. The album shows the early building of warehouses "Bush Terminal" in Brooklyn, New York. Bush Terminal was unique from other rail-marine terminals in New York due to its distance from Manhattan. There are photos of the substation on 42nd street, ships at the piers, interiors of the warehouses, some showing fiber storage, another showing exotic animals in cages, 39th Street Ferry house, the building of the different piers, Railroad Yard, cyanotypes including a layout for the Bush Docks, etc. There are also a couple of panoramic photos. Most of the photos are dated 1903, are numbered, coded with "6-1-43," and have the initials "W.L.S." The album shows wear. Several pages are detached, some photos have chips or bends and there are chips to the pages as well. Some photos were at some point removed, and a couple of pages look to be missing. Still, it is a historic look at the building of part of New York City's infrastructure with some stunning images.