Brooklyn NY U.S. Army Terminal Construction 1918 NY unique illustrated reportAntiqueMapsPrints.com
Army Supply Base.
Brooklyn, New York
(BKLYN Army Terminal)
By Herbert S. Crocker, Lt Col., Quartermaster Corps, Constructing Quartermaster
September 20, 1919, Brooklyn, NY- 59th St. and First Avenue
Likely unique and monumental WWI-era military report on the building of this site. Extensively documented and illustrated in tremendous detail, a thorough analysis of the entire project, every aspect captured in detail with names, dates, companies, amounts of money, chain of command in various scenarios, appendices, etc.
Bound here as a book so it could be presented at the highest level. Early owners signature to front free endpaper- appears to be "P. Jannkenfeld"(?). Likely worth researching the owners name, we pass it along without taking further time to do so.
Seems entirely possible this sort of bound volume is a near unique survival, surely of tremendous rarity on the market.
The photographs well document the entire project. This includes descriptions on the tissue guards which explain views of the grading site, how 100 acres were cleared, leveled and made ready for construction in 100 days (!), a floor a week on huge buildings was constructed, horses show on the site, dock loaded with "trophies" taken from France at the end of the First World War, etc.A quick wiki search reveals this site is now very significant, the buildings the largest ever constructed in concrete, a site for preservation and rehabilitation. Here is the original detailed report of it's construction.
Custom produced, with many original early high quality photographic plates, each protected with the original descriptive tissue guard. Folding map, plates, apparently every aspect of the huge military project along the Brooklyn waterfront documented in detail.
Printed 1919, Brooklyn, NY for the U.S. Army
232 pp. endless plates, illustrations, diagrams, tables, charts, graphs, etc.
Binding is in poor shape, but still sound & tight, front cover is loose and held by original cloth hinge running down the gutter. Spine leather has dried and crumbled, still brittle, leather chipped, scuffed, etc. Internally, very well preserved. Text, plates, charts, etc. all clean, tight, sound, complete as issued.
A fascinating, detailed, extensive first hand accounting of the transformation of this part of Brooklyn.
Measures c. 11 1/4" H. x 9" W x 1 1/2" thick
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