Atlantic Basin, New York sketch by George Reynolds. 1869
Pencil sketch of Atlantic Basin by George Reynolds, 1869 The tall building depicted at the left is a grain elevator used in the moving of grain on and off ships and as a storage silo. The other buildings along the dock, such as "Bailey's Stores" and "F. E. Pinto" are brick and stone warehouses which at the time stored typically, but not exclusively, stored a variety of agricultural goods from cotton to sugar.
The image is in the collection of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, acquired in 1948.