Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Immigrants in New York

This picture was taken in 1896 and shows Immigrants in New York City. They are street vendors selling pretzels. I do not know their original country of origin.

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  1. What an interesting picture. It almost looks like the woman was cut out and placed into the shot.

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  2. Judging from the pipe the man is holding - and perhaps the fact that they are selling pretzels - my guess is that they are German or Prussian.

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  3. I notice that the woman is stand on some sort of pad. I would guess that stand all day long on the sidewalk would be hard on a persons feet. Good thinking on her part.
    R

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  4. in the baskets behind her it appears there are rolls too, and she has something round in her right hand as well. Great photo capturing a moment in NY City history.

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  5. dem might be taters in her hand.
    oldbear

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  6. Great photo. I agree - German or Russian, maybe.

    The woman has an imposing presence. She reminds me of my maternal grandmother.

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  8. Holy Hell, I hate typos. Well, I left out an entire word, so my comment made no sense. Is there a way to edit posts instead of deleting, for crying out loud?!

    So here's what I meant to say: The guy looks very dark by juxtaposition. Farm worker?

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  9. Precle- bliny i obwarzanki i drożdżówki. Takie robią do tej pory w Czechach i na Słowacji.

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