Boston: O.H. Bailey, 1896. Lithograph, 25.5 x 33.5 inches. Heavily chipped at lower edge, substantial section of loss to upper edge; several closed tears to edges, one intruding slightly on (but not affecting) image. Image clean. Matted. Good plus. Item #1535
Handsome and scarce view of Hackensack near the turn of the century, surrounded by numerous detailed vignettes of residences and businesses in the city. The city was experiencing substantial growth at this period, with the population increasing by almost 3500 people in the 1890s. Printed in black and tinted in green, the view is taken from the east side of the Hackensack River, with the eastern frontage road and the riverbank in the foreground and Hackensack Heights rising in the far distance. The central view of the city is surrounded by thirty-five vignettes of businesses and residences such as the Office of the Bergen County Democrat, hotels, the tobacconist, dry goods store, funeral director, the local apothecary, five different churches, the Hackensack hospital, and several grand private residences. OCLC locates only two copies of this view, at the Library of Congress and Pennsylvania State University.