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From Holden’s Dollar Magazine, 1849.

Sioux Warriors on Broadway

Friday, March 28, 2014


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“New York City.—Our Indian allies.—Sioux warriors on Broadway making purchases for themselves and squaws, October 5th.”

From Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, October 20, 1877.

The Statue of “Liberty”

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


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From Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly, August, 1885.

The Washington Monument

Thursday, February 27, 2014


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From Bohn’s Hand-Book of Washington, 1856. —After the monument stood half-finished for many years, it was at last completed as the simple obelisk it is now, for reasons having more to do with money than with taste.

The Future of Brooklyn, Seen from 1885

Sunday, December 15, 2013


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From the Brooklyn Magazine, April, 1885.—James S. T. Stranahan was a Brooklyn politician born in 1808; he presided at the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, and would live just long enough to see his dream of Greater New York come to pass. It is probably not necessary to point out that many of the predictions in this article did come true: that New York and Brooklyn were combined, and that the child born in 1885 might easily have lived to see a combined city of more than five million inhabitants.