New York The Black Ball Packets Seen Beyond the Fulton Fish Market in 1865



This scene of New York’s bustling East River waterfront prior to the Civil War shows the view looking east across Fulton Street from 18th century Schermerhorn Row, which is today renovated and predominantly occupied by the South Street Seaport Museum and latecomers transact their business with the one market fishmonger still open. To the right, the recently completed cast iron edifice of the Fulton Ferry Building on South Street contrasts sharply with the rambling assemblage of Fulton Fish Market Stalls. Necessary expansion of these structures forced the addition of roofed-in extensions less than halving the width of busy South Street.

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