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Howard Brown

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Re: Photographs
« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2023, 10:21:49 am »
With the major influx of immigration, and report of land sharks** taking advantage of newly arrived immigrants, in 1846, NYC Board of Aldermen set up a commission to investigate.

A permanent Commission of Immigration was set up by NYS legislature in 1847.

Temporary relief was provided to those that needed it and Commission eventually led to the creation of the Castle Garden Immigration Center. Which opened in 1855.

For the next 35 years over 8 million immigrants entered the US through Castle Garden.

Photo circa 1870 LOC

** Land sharks, as might have been surmised, were scoundrels who swindled sailors as soon as they stood on US shores ( How about that alliteration ? ).



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Re: Photographs
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2023, 12:49:13 pm »
Posted on the 'Carrie Brown' earlier.....a photo of the dining area on Blackwell's Island, where Brown had just been released a few days before she was murdered.

Dated 1890's


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Re: Photographs
« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2023, 07:02:37 am »
Photo of Dr. William T. Jenkins, 1855-1921.  Performed autopsy on Carrie Brown



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Re: Photographs
« Reply #33 on: May 31, 2023, 05:30:03 pm »
    According to George Damon, he and an employee went to the bar in the East River Hotel and had a snort and cigar.
    The ERH wasn't the bar in these photos, it was considered alongside a couple of other Water Street dives ( The Glass House next door at 18
   Catherine Slip ) as one of the worst...maybe even the worst.
   Still think Damon would even consider drinking in one of these joints ?