Springs And Wells - Manhattan And The Bronx

$ 53.50 Non-Member Price
$ 48.15 Member price. Join Now!

Between 1897 and 1903, James Reuel Smith rode around Manhattan and the Bronx on his bicycle with a camera and tripod, documenting the springs and wells that were disappearing as the city grew and as water from the Croton Aqueduct reached more residents. He left money in his will for the New-York Historical Society to publish a book of his photos, which they did in 1938. Stanley Greenberg revisited every site in the book, on foot or by bicycle, between 2016 and 2020. ‘Springs and Wells’ combines Greenberg’s pictures with Smith’s original photography and complete original texts.

  • 496 pages
  • hardcover
  • 6.69" x 9.44"
  • by James Reuel Smith
Item Number: 21104