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