Fun and Fancy in Old New York

Fun and Fancy in Old New York

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This is a second collection of 20 essays serialized in the qNew York Clipperq between 1868-69 under the title, qReminiscences of a Man About Town, q with three additional pieces included that are also believed to have been penned by well-known man-about-town Tom Picton (1822-91). The qClipperq was a major sporting and theatrical weekly issued between 1853-1924. Picton's memories of the clubs and theatres popular in New York City between roughly 1835-50 form the basis of these highly entertaining and historically informative reflections. Complete with illustrations, notes, and comprehensive index. Professor Emeritus William L. Slout is the premier circus historian of his time, having edited or written several dozen books on theatre and circus life, in addition to such noteworthy plays as qThe Trial of Dr. Jekyll.q He lives and works in Southern California.The American Association perverted this economical and satisfactory system by affixing the price to pictures to be drawn by lot and ... The only redeeming features to be urged on behalf of the Art Union was its maintenance of a free gallery.

Title:Fun and Fancy in Old New York
Author: Tom Picton
Publisher:Wildside Press LLC - 1996-01

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