1835 NYC 4th of July Vendor Permit
by Richard Sheaff
This is a wonderful early letterpress card, with type deeply impressed into the heavy cardstock. It is a vendor license to set up a booth in New York City’s City Hall Park as part of the 4th of July celebration activities in 1835. The printer, R. Tyrell, was located close to the park at the corner of Vesey Street and Church Street. Interestingly, the World Trade Center was built at the corner of Vesey and Church, encompassing the site of the old City Hall and its park.