Brooklyn, N.Y.. 1854. R.F. Smith (19th cent.). New York: Wellstood & Peters, 1853. 29 1/2 x 43 1/2 inches visible, 33 1/4 x 47 1/2 inches framed. Rare early view of Brooklyn, New York, published by Smith, Fern & Co., based upon a painting by R.F. Smith. The view is from the west (approximately the area of the Wall Street Pier) and shows a vibrant East River scene, teaming with sail boats a few early steam vessels, including the Empire State.