Tuesday, December 22, 2009

On The Streets Of New York ~ 1904



In 1904, artist Everett Shinn made this pastel and gouache Christmastime sketch of a street vendor pushing his cart through the snow on Fourteenth Street in New York City.

It is in the collection of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

6 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

I like it

Sweet Repose said...

Can you imagine living in New York back in the day...eewwww...

Barry said...

Life was obviously tough on the mean streets back then. The raw drama of the painting is riveting.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Beautiful - would make a nice christmas card. Have a good Christmas.

steven said...

wow what a find! the moment caught with such expressiveness........ steven

acornmoon said...

Happy Christmas to you from a very cold and icy UK.