[Cleopatra's Needle, Central Park, N.Y. : stereo photonegative.]
Underwood & Underwood
H.C. White Co
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 3-3/4" x 7"
New York (N.Y.)
"According to the history books, 'Cleopatra's Needles' is the name given to two Egyptian obelisks from Alexandria (Egypt). Today, one of the Cleopatra's Needles is in New York and the other one is in London. The obelisks are made of the rosered granite of Syene and are almost 70' in height. They were originally erected by the Egyptian king Thothmes III in front of the great temple of Heliopolis around 1500 B.C." (From http://www.centralparktc.org/cenprk06.htm, 6/24/02).
See also small trade cards for the St. Nicholas Hotel, New York, in shape of a horseshoe containing an image of Cleopatra's Needle, in Warshaw Collection, Hotels series, box 15.
Currently stored in box 1.1.1 , moved from . Associated number, 8-D.