Friday, January 27, 2012

☞ REMEMBER: Grant's Tomb at Night c. 1915

An old postcard from 1915 shows the spectacular view of Grant's Tomb at night through the perspective of the outdoor patio at the Claremont Inn.  This seating area which was at 124th Street and Riverside Drive was illuminated at night and apparently the ships along the Hudson also had a predisposition to turn on the lights while passing by during evening hours.  As everyone knows by now, the tomb is still there and has been restored but the fabled inn is long gone.

Haberman's, Grant's Tomb and the Hudson River by Moonlight, New York City, ca. 1915 via the digital collection at the Museum of the City of New York

1 comment:

  1. My , The Claremont Hotel must have been something in its day!