AN ARTIST'S VISION OF CAPTAIN KIDD GREETING VISITORS ABOARD THE ADVENTURE GALLEY IN NY HARBOR IN THE SUMMER OF 1696. (Jean-Leon Gerome Ferris, 1911)
THE HOME OF CAPTAIN KIDD
For a brochure celebrating the company, the Guarantee Title & Trust commissioned artist, Edward L. Henry, in 1900 to paint Captain Kidd's mansion, which his wife, Sarah, had inherited. Note the timber wall still standing on Wall Street, as a wagon proceeds toward the so-called Water Gate. A half moon battery of cannons protects the harbor. Kidd's house, demolished long ago, was a much prized double wide brick house on what is today Pearl Street and Hanover Square. (Since 1695, landfill has allowed the city to expand by three full blocks; Water, Front and South Streets were all still river water.).
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