First Bus Operating on Lexington Avenue Passing Hotel Lexington, New York City, 1936
safety negativePHOTOGRAPHS - SOFT NEGATIVES
Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NY, New York
8 x 10 x 0 in.
8x10 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons on March 25, 1936. Image of first bus operating on Lexington Avenue passing Hotel Lexington, New York City. Visible in image: corner of "E. 48 ST [and] LEXINGTON AVE." looking south towards E. 45th Street, "HOTEL LEXINGTON" building in foreground with Gothic facade of gargoyles, carved arches in relief with rosettes and pendant drops, street level storefronts of: "Lexington / Chemists / SILVER GRILL / DINE & DANCE / OZZIE NELSON / HARRIET HILLIARD / ROGER SMITH / WINTHROP / RESTAURANT / Liggett's / DRUGS", parade of transportation vehicles: horse-drawn street car with horses wearing straw hats with signs: "59th AND LEX. / ALL CARS TRANSFER TO BLOOMINGDALES / THE LAST / HORSE CAR / RAN ON / OCT. 7, 1895", followed by an antique car with sign: "1905", followed by a "CARPENTERS" truck with sign: "1914", followed by a street car for: "LEX-LENOX AVES", with a autobus bringing up the rear, people are lined up on sidewalk watching parade, a skyscraper is lost in the fog in the background. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection. Typed on original negative sleeve: “50948 3/25/36 / 2382-1 / Hotel Lex-48th St & Lex Ave, City / Mr. Sutton 1st bus operating on Lex Ave passing / Hotel Lexington“.
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection