A very cool shot of Central Park - Terrace Fountain and the Lake - The Mall taken May 1892. The design is by Miss Emma Stebbins, a New York sculptor: and represents the angel blessing the waters of the pool of Bethesda. In her left hand the angel holds a branch of lilies, emblem of purity. The four figures supporting the basin symbolize Temperance, Purity, Health, and Peace.The fountain commemorates the Croton water system, which first brought fresh water to New York City in 1842. The photo is from the NY Public Library collection. I think it's pretty cool we can still walk in this area and enjoy this gorgeous fountain, some 124 years later!!
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