N.Y. New York City. Custom House

View of the Alexander Hamilton United States Custom House in New York City. Four large sculptures can be seen at the entrance. The seated female figures are by Daniel Chester French (1850-1931) and represent America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. The building's upper cornice holds sculpture representing great shipping powers of the ancient and modern world including Greece, Rome, Phoenicia, Genoa, Venice, Spain, Holland, Portugal, Denmark, Germany (renamed Belgium after WWI), France and England.
Identifier
NYSA_A3045-78_D47_NG54
Date
1890 – circa 1910
Language
English
Source
New York State Archives. Education Dept. Division of Visual Instruction.
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