In Pursuit of a Vision > Case 4 > Taylor > Cries of New-York


The Details:

Frances Sargent Locke Osgood. The Cries of New-York. New York: John Doggett, Jr., 1846. [catalog record]

Gift of Charles Henry Taylor, 1921.

The Story:

Children’s picture books depicting vendors and their cries were first printed in America in the eighteenth century. This mid-nineteenth century example contains verse by Frances S. L. Osgood, a poet and friend of Edgar Allan Poe. Shown is the newsboy, whose occupation would have appealed to Charles Henry Taylor. 

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