Blackwell Island Lighthouse, East River, New York, after 1871
Hugh C. Leighton Co.
USA, NY, New York, Roosevelt Island; USA, NY, New York, East River
3-1/2 x 5-1/2 in.
Postcard; view of Blackwells Island Reef, New York; view taken from water, train at right; printed at bottom left "Blackwells Island Reef, New York"; printed on reverse "Blackwells Island Reef Light/ on the crib of the tunneling shaft on the southerly end of / Blackwells Island Reef, NY, making off to the southward/ from the southerly end of Blackwells Island, East River, and nearly on the easterly prolongation of the axis of East Forty-/ second street, New York"; published by the Hugh C, Leighton Co., no 28118; [Blackwell's Island Light, built 1872, used a gas lamp by 1874, maintained until the mid-1940's; see Robert G. Bachand "Northeast Lights" pages 218-219]