Fly Market

Oil on slate paper | 15.2 x 23.2cm | 1870s

William P. Chappel

In Dutch New Amsterdam, this location was a marshy valley called Smee’s Vly. When the city was under English rule, colonists in the late 1600s established a market here dubbed the "Fly." One of New York’s oldest and most vital marketplaces, the Fly e...
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