The South Street Seaport Museum houses an outstanding collection of over 2,500 lithographs and prints. These prints primarily depict New York City scenes; New York Harbor landscapes, ships and shipyards; the American Civil War; and clippings from popular culture, such as P. T. Barnum’s American Museum.
The primary focus of our prints collection is American wood engravings and drawings produced in the mid-late 19th century and early 20th century.; Hhowever the Seaport Museum’s holdings also include a growing number of 20th century works on paper.
Notable artists include Frances Palmer (1875-1962) and John A. Noble (1913-1983).
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