New York from Brooklyn Heights - 1849


Original title: View of New York, from Brooklyn Heights, 1849. Drawn by Frances Flora Bond [Fanny] Palmer (1812-1876), lithographer and publisher Nathaniel Currier (1813-1888). Note on print: Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1849 by N. Currier, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the Southern District of N. York. Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Fanny Palmer moved to New York from England in 1844. She moved to Brooklyn in 1849.

View of Lower Manhattan, from across the East River, crowded with steamboats. It includes church spires and some other noted buildings. Despite its name, the East River is actually a tidal strait.


East River



Old City of New York




Copyright © Geographic Guide - NYC and Brooklyn in the 19th century.



NY Roosevelt Island


New York Skyline images


Enlargement of the center of this hand-colored lithograph.



East River


East River NYC


19th century Wall Street


Merchants' Exchange


St. George's Chapel


North Dutch Church, Fulton and William streets.


Trinity Church


Astor House


City Hall


St. Paul's Chapel


Post Office former New Dutch Church


United States Hotel (Holt's Hotel), corner of Fulton and Water streets.


North River NY

Another skyline on Ney York from Fanny Palmer.


New York from Brooklyn Heights - 1849



East River waterfront



NYC Skyline