Author: Jade Kickey

Fashion Merchants

Fashion became popular in New York City especially during the 1900s.Wealthy Women spent a lot of time going shopping in different stores purchasing elaborate outfits. Above is a picture from a window display of a high-end department store in the upper-east side of Manhattan.

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Women in the Workplace

Fanny Fern, the first woman newspaper columnist, wrote articles discussing women’s rights. In “Tyrants Of The Shop”, she shows her sympathy towards working class women. During the nineteenth century, women were usually employed in clothing stores to serve as a seamstress.

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Staten Island

Staten Island is sometimes referred to as “New York’s forgotten borough”. The above picture shows Staten Island during the mid-1800’s. Henry David Thoreau arrived in Staten Island in 1843. During his time there he realized that Staten Island is a rural community filled with quiet areas and farming. In “Letters From Staten Island”, his experience …

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