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The Streets of Old New York
The Streets of Old New York
Author: J. Ernest Brierly
Reproductions of drawings by J. Ernest Brierly of scenes, historic homes, taverns, roads, many representing the period of New Amsterdam.
ISBN: 58615
Pages: 127
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Publisher: Hastings House
Book Type: Hardcover
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This book is copyrighted 1953, and I think some of the drawings were originally published in the New York Sun. An interesting glimpse into what the streets of New York were like when it was a pastoral city inhabited by the Dutch. It gives you short verbal glimpses of individual streets: Broadway, Barclay, Third Ave. & Sixty-Fifth Street are just a few. Each entry is accompanied by a drawing of what the street may have looked like. The drawings are not as detailed as an architectural item, although I think they do often include past and current landmarks.


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