The American Ethnographical Survey; Conestoga Expedition, 1902

The American Ethnographical Survey; Conestoga Expedition, 1902

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... alike; a small house frequently stands between two splendid ones, even in Broadway. This is the principle street, & the great promenade for fashionables. No Street of P. exhibits such a scene of people, and of gayety. The exchange is a large and fine building of marble east of Broadway, --here merchants transact business. The City Hall makes a beautiful appearance as you come up Broadway from the south. The Hospital is further North & Bridewell is at the side of the C. Hall. Private buildings generally I think are not so tasteful as in Phil.; for steps and door frames they mostly use a kind of brown stone & a great deal of iron railing; the railing, stone, and other parts of the house seem not to have enough of contrast to have a good effect. Their horses are not so good as in P.--but carriages, chariatees, &c are much more in use. Some parts of the city are very irregular, yet not so much so as I expected. There is a great deal of shipping here, --the ships extending almost entirely round the city. There are several fortifications on different parts, at & near the city, as, Fort Lafette, between Long & Staten island, Castle Williams on Governor's island & the fortified islands of Elis and Bedlow, also the North Battery and Castle Clinton, which is now a place of amusement. Sept. 14th Left our Hotel, --price of boarding $1 50 cts per day, started for Albany at 7 o'clock in the morning, on board the steamboat NorthAmerica, a large and elegant boat, had about 300 passengers--fare two dollars, meals extra 50 cts. We had delightful weather since our arrival at N. Y., and this day was particularly fine. I had not slept much last night, feeling a little unwell, hence, felt a little dull in the morning, but the fine scenery...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236599578
  • 9781236599575