Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Kirk, James, (1733-1791) New York in 1768

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08878.0026 Author/Creator: Kirk, James, (1733-1791) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Engraving Date: 1768 Pagination: 1 print : b&w ; 25.6 x 16 cm.

One engraving entitled "New York in 1768" dated 1768. Caption notes "view from the rear of Col. Rutgers House East River (from an English print)." Depicts a landscpe view of the East river with a view of New York city in the distance. Colonel Henry Rutgers's house was confiscated and occupied by British troops for seven years during the Revoutionary War. Engraved by James Kirk.

Order a CopyCitation Guidelines for Online Resources