Tuesday, February 15, 2005

New Site Additions

I am sitting here at nearly 7 p.m. EST listening to the sounds of Keyspan jackhammers rip up the street and repair a gas line that was leaking. The backgound noise could be better, but the response time for this emergency repair can only be applauded.

Added to the site today are the following:

Little Laborers of New York City, by C. L. Brace, 1873.
Article discussing early child labor laws and lack of, jobs performed by young children, wages and reform including early laws prohibtion chilren from employment. The work of the Children's Aid Society is mentioned.

Superstitions of a Cosmopolitan City, by Robert Shakleton, 1905
Odd, four-page treatise on some superstitions observed in New York City, most culturally related. Somewhat over-simplifed.

An Unpublished Legend of the Regicides, By Helen Evertson Smith
This is a 1904 article on the New England regicides, the mystery as seen by the eyes of (then child) Rev. Samuel Russell of Hadley, MA.

FYI I have the originals in my home library. I love reading these kinds of articles and looking at the illustrations when they exist. Enjoy!

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