New York Aquarium

New York Aquarium New York City


Stock #: 427437
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: New York City
State: New York (NY)
County: New York
Publisher: Detroit Publishing Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Erected 1807-1811 by US Government as a fort called West Battery. After the War of 1912 called Fort Clinton. In 1823 ceded to NY City and used as a place of amusement called Castle Garden, seating capacity 6,000. General Lafayette received here in 1824; President Jackson, 1832; President Tyler, 1843; Louis Kossuth, 1851; the Prince of Wales, 1860. Jenny Lind first sang here in 1850 under the management of P.T. Barnum. The landing place of 8 millions of immigrants from 1855 to 1891. Formerly connected with the land by a bridge. Opened as an aquarium under city management in 1896 and transferred to NY Zoological Society in 1902. Largest aquarium in the world; contains 7 large floor pools, 94 well tanks and 25 smaller tanks. From 1897 to 1913 the average daily attendance was 5605. Open daily, free. Hours 10 am - 4 pm. Winter; 9 am - 6 pm, summer. Closed Monday forenoons
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