If This Rock Is Rocking

This photo looks like it used to be the front of a postcard; the size is right and judging from the light water stains and peeling layer, the back portion has fallen to the wayside. Photo features the Rocking Stone and Rocking Stone Restaurant located in the New York Zoological Park. There is a copyright date of 1905.

Found in "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Published by Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1878.

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  1. I was a volunteer at the zoo for 10 years and often got questions about this rock. It's still there but they wedged it so it won't rock any more. I don't suppose I could talk you out of keeping this one? Would love to share it with the other volunteers when I visit them.

  2. Thank you so much for sending this picture to me. I'll try to send you a more recent picture soon. The other volunteers will get a kick out of this one.