Central Park Tiles Tote

Item No: 04143
Price: $18.00
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Carry on in style with this carry all! A drawing for Central Park encaustic tiles, including the architects notes, is emblazoned on this large tote. A CityStore Exclusive and a perfect New York gift! 16 x 16 inches,100% cotton canvas. Machine washable. Made in New York State. Part of our exclusive collection 'From the Archives'.
 
These designs were created by Jacob Wrey Mould, one of the three original architects of Central Park, for encaustic tiles to be used for decoration within the Park. Dated from 1869, the original designs were executed in pen and ink with watercolor washes and would have been used to lay out the color composition for the tile maker.
The Department of Parks collections at the New York City Municipal Archives include the original plans for Central Park, one of the most important public works achievements of the 19th century. The collection consists of more than 1,500 drawings showing the design and construction of all aspects of the park between 1850 and 1880.