Wednesday, March 28, 2018

A look at a popular concert in Tompkins Square Park — in 1891



Back on Monday, I posted the above flyer about the Tompkins Square Library presenting a walking tour of Tompkins Square Park this Saturday morning from 10-11. (Find all the details at the Library's website here.)

Anyway, I was taking a closer look at the image on the flyer...


[Click on image for more details]

The piece is titled "Popular Concert In Tompkins Square, N.Y." and dated 1891. The illustrator was Thure de Thulstrup, a Swedish-born illustrator who contributed to Harper's Weekly, where this piece appeared.

The info with the photo at the NYPL doesn't mention what kind of concert this was (likely German music, per the Bowery Boys).

The illustration is part of the NYPL Digital Collections.

Updated 3/29

This image was dated from the 1870s... showing St. Brigid's...



9 comments:

Anonymous said...

And 108 years later... http://evgrieve.com/2014/10/rave-like-its-1999-in-tompkins-square.html

Anonymous said...

man! wish this was tonight!

Eden Bee said...

I think I see Jerry drinking a 40oz in there.

Greg Cellamare said...

Eden Bee...times have changed...now he would be seen with a 4 loco instead of a 40 oz.

Anonymous said...

Nowadays you have to go all the way over to Zum Schneider for German music in Kleine Deutschland, alas

Goggla said...

I wonder if the double spires on the upper right could be St Brigid's. And I like to think that's the Krishna Tree as a sapling next to the baby carriage.

EV Grieve said...

I do think that's St. Brigid's with the crocheted steeple(s)... I have a photo of the church from 1870 that I'll post here...

Michael Paul said...

Thanks for posting. It was a great turnout!

Eden Bee said...

Or maybe he is drinking Nerve Tonic. Its good for what ails ya.