City Hall in center, people walking, two American flags in a cluster of three flags, stage coach, wagon and trolley foreground – color.
Currier & Ives produced more than 100 prints of New York, many of which appealed to the tourists who visited the city and wanted to return home with a souvenir of their travels. Other images were purchased by New Yorkers as evidence of civic pride. The firm produced three versions of City Hall. In this early print, the structure is shown from the southeast with flags flying high on the building. A sign on the trolley states that its route is “Park Row – Bowery.” The print was designed by J. Schutz, considered to be the best “lettering” artist in the firm.