Part of Main Street, Jamaica, L.I.

Part of Main Street, Jamaica, L.I., Queensborough Public Library.jpg

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Title

Part of Main Street, Jamaica, L.I.

Subject

Main Street; Storefronts; Business; Tilly, George E.

Description

Gouache and collage on printed paper depicting a view of Main Street in Jamaica, Queens. Foreground features the intersection of Main Street and Herriman Avenue, to far left a collaged element depicts a man driving a two-horse cart, two pedestrians stand to his right looking across the street, at center left is an electric streetcar labeled "Brooklyn Jamaica Railway" and "Electric Motor" with several people queued to board, to the right side a single figure walks near a man riding a horse. Midground shows buildings on the corner of the intersection and lining the street, most are two- or three-story structures with architectural features characteristic of the late nineteenth century like corbelled eaves and mansard roofs; pedestrians move along the sidewalk underneath shop canopies; corner building labeled with a sign reading "Geo. E. Tilly. Real Estate for Sale or Exchange."; view extends down Main Street to the far left where it meets with several trees and fades to the horizon line. Background is not visible, sky above highlighted with the outlines of clouds and labeled across the top "Town Hall.", "Part of Main Street, Jamaica. L. Isl.", and "Herriman Ave.". Artwork overall is comprised of several pieces of printed, lined paper collages together and overlaid with further printed pieces of paper and heavy gouache.

Creator

Lange, Edward (1846-1912) [Artist]

Source

Edward Lange (1846-1912), Part of Main Street, Jamaica, L.I., ca. 1887, Gouache and collage on printed paper, 5.25 x 9.25 in., Queens Borough Public Library

Date

ca. 1887

Format

5.25 x 9.25 in.

Type

Painting

Identifier

Signed lower right corner, "Edw. Lange. Art. Elwood. L.I."

Medium

Gouache and collage on printed paper

Spatial Coverage

New York; New York City; Queens; Jamaica

Rights Holder

Queens Borough Public Library

Citation

Lange, Edward (1846-1912) [Artist], “Part of Main Street, Jamaica, L.I.,” The Art of Edward Lange , accessed June 19, 2024, https://edwardlange.omeka.net/items/show/69.

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