[NEW YORK SUBWAY] Celebration of the Commencement of Work on Rapid Transit Railroad. March 24th 1900, one o'clock, City Hall Park, New York.
New York: Cameron & Bulkey, 1900. First edition. The wrappers printed on a thick card with an engraved illustration of a subway tunnel and an embossed silver shovel, the rear board with an embossed seal of the city, with six leaves within, all bound by red, white and blue ribbons to two punched holes in the upper margin. 8 x 5 1/4 inches (20 x 14 cm); the 6 leaves are a reproduction of a photographic portrait of the signing of the contract, a copy of the contract with facsimile signatures, three pages of the invitation and program for the event, and the text of the commemorative tablet placed in the park. Minor thumbsoiling, generally fine, the ribbons believed original.
A scarce original invitation to the groundbreaking of the New York City Rapid Transit Railroad, now known as the subway, in 1900. We trace no copy of this rare invitation at auction.
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