United States Custom House, New York Photos

The United States Custom House (1899-1907) on Bowling Green, now the Alexander Hamilton Custom House & National Museum of American Indian is a landmark structure designed by Cass Gilbert in the Beaux Art style. It is notable for the sculptures of four continents by Daniel Chester French. Inside, the rotunda is decorated with WPA-sponsored murals (1937) by Reginald Marsh showing ocean liners in New York harbor.

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United States Custom House over Bowling Green park. New York, NY.United States Custom House now Alexander Hamilton Custom House & National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.United States Custom House with series of Four Continents sculptures by Daniel Chester French. New York, NY.2 Broadway over United States Custom House. New York, NY.
United States Custom House over Bowling Green park. New York, NY.United States Custom House (1899-1907) (on Bowling Green) now Alexander Hamilton Custom House & National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY. Style: Beaux Art. Architect: Cass Gilbert. On National Register.United States Custom House with series of Four Continents sculptures by Daniel Chester French. New York, NY.2 Broadway (1959) (32 floors) over United States Custom House. New York, NY. Architect: Emery Roth & Sons.
Facade details of United States Custom House. New York, NY.Sculpture of Asia from series of Four Continents by Daniel Chester French at U.S. Custom House. New York, NY.Sculpture of America from series of Four Continents by Daniel Chester French at U.S. Custom House. New York, NY.Sculpture of America from series of Four Continents by Daniel Chester French at U.S. Custom House. New York, NY.
Facade details of United States Custom House. New York, NY.Sculpture of Asia from series of Four Continents (1907) by Daniel Chester French at U.S. Custom House. New York, NY.Sculpture of America from series of Four Continents (1907) by Daniel Chester French at U.S. Custom House. New York, NY.Sculpture of America from series of Four Continents (1907) by Daniel Chester French at U.S. Custom House. New York, NY.
Sculpture of Europe from series of Four Continents by Daniel Chester French at U.S. Custom House. New York, NY.Sculpture of Europe from series of Four Continents by Daniel Chester French at U.S. Custom House. New York, NY.Sculpture of Africa from series of Four Continents by Daniel Chester French at U.S. Custom House. New York, NY.Sculpture of Africa from series of Four Continents by Daniel Chester French at U.S. Custom House. New York, NY.
Sculpture of Europe from series of Four Continents (1907) by Daniel Chester French at U.S. Custom House. New York, NY.Sculpture of Europe from series of Four Continents (1907) by Daniel Chester French at U.S. Custom House. New York, NY.Sculpture of Africa from series of Four Continents (1907) by Daniel Chester French at U.S. Custom House. New York, NY.Sculpture of Africa from series of Four Continents (1907) by Daniel Chester French at U.S. Custom House. New York, NY.
Sculpted female head on facade of U.S. Custom House. New York, NY.Sculpted African head on facade of U.S. Custom House. New York, NY.Sculpted European head on facade of U.S. Custom House. New York, NY.U.S. Custom House rotunda decorated with WPA-sponsored murals of Reginald Marsh. New York, NY.
Sculpted female head on facade of U.S. Custom House. New York, NY.Sculpted African head on facade of U.S. Custom House. New York, NY.Sculpted European head on facade of U.S. Custom House. New York, NY.U.S. Custom House rotunda decorated with WPA-sponsored murals (1937) of Reginald Marsh. New York, NY.
U.S. Custom House rotunda murals of Reginald Marsh. New York, NY.U.S. Ocean Liner passing Lightship Ambrose at mouth of New York harbor on mural by Reginald Marsh in U.S. Custom House Rotunda. New York, NY.Ocean Liner Washington passes Calumet in New York harbor on mural by Reginald Marsh in U.S. Custom House Rotunda. New York, NY.Ocean Liner boarded by government officials in New York harbor on mural by Reginald Marsh in U.S. Custom House Rotunda. New York, NY.
U.S. Custom House rotunda murals (1937) of Reginald Marsh. New York, NY.U.S. Ocean Liner passing Lightship Ambrose at mouth of New York harbor on mural (1937) by Reginald Marsh in U.S. Custom House Rotunda. New York, NY.Ocean Liner Washington passes Calumet in New York harbor on mural (1937) by Reginald Marsh in U.S. Custom House Rotunda. New York, NY.Ocean Liner boarded by government officials in New York harbor on mural (1937) by Reginald Marsh in U.S. Custom House Rotunda. New York, NY.
Ocean Liner Normandie is pushed to pier by tugs in New York harbor on mural by Reginald Marsh in U.S. Custom House Rotunda. New York, NY.Ocean Liner passes Statue of Liberty on mural by Reginald Marsh in U.S. Custom House Rotunda. New York, NY.Movie star gives interview aboard Ocean Liner against New York skyline on mural by Reginald Marsh in U.S. Custom House Rotunda. New York, NY.Freight & luxury car unloaded from Ocean Liner in New York on mural by Reginald Marsh in U.S. Custom House Rotunda. New York, NY.
Ocean Liner Normandie is pushed to pier by tugs in New York harbor on mural (1937) by Reginald Marsh in U.S. Custom House Rotunda. New York, NY.Ocean Liner passes Statue of Liberty on mural (1937) by Reginald Marsh in U.S. Custom House Rotunda. New York, NY.Movie star gives interview aboard Ocean Liner against New York skyline on mural (1937) by Reginald Marsh in U.S. Custom House Rotunda. New York, NY.Freight & luxury car unloaded from Ocean Liner in New York on mural (1937) by Reginald Marsh in U.S. Custom House Rotunda. New York, NY.
Tlingit array of dance & feast regalia at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.


Tlingit array of dance & feast regalia (1890-1910) at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.



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