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Children Playing in Water on Street

Children Playing in Water on Street
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#5090 Unknown Photographer In Revolutionary days the rich and influential built their mansions on fashionable Cherry Hill, named from a cherry orchard belonging to Mayor Thomas Delavall. George Washington lived at No. 3 Cherry Street at the time of his inauguration. John Hancock lived at No. 5, Captain Samuel Chester Reid, a hero of the war of l8l2, at No. 27. Captain Reid designed the present American flag, with 13 stripes commemorating the 13 original states and with a progressive scheme for the stars as new states were added. Mrs. Reid is said to have the sewed the first flag. The Reid's house was the first (1823) in America to have gas lighting. (The above Information was gleaned from Rider's New York City Guide, c1916, p. 114, and Federal Writers' Project, New York City Guide, c1937, p. 115)
Item Information
Title
Children Playing in Water on Street
Date
before 1934
Item Number
585
Photograph Number
5090
Format
photographs
Borough
Manhattan
Street Names
Cherry Street, 116
Places
New York (N.Y.); Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.)
Topics
Streets; Storefronts; Play; Girls; Drugstores; Children; Boys
Box and Folder Number
618: 7
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#5090 Unknown Photographer In Revolutionary days the rich and influential built their mansions on fashionable Cherry Hill, named from a cherry orchard belonging to Mayor Thomas Delavall. George Washington lived at No. 3 Cherry Street at the time of his inauguration. John Hancock lived at No. 5, Captain Samuel Chester Reid, a hero of the war of l8l2, at No. 27. Captain Reid designed the present American flag, with 13 stripes commemorating the 13 original states and with a progressive scheme for the stars as new states were added. Mrs. Reid is said to have the sewed the first flag. The Reid's house was the first (1823) in America to have gas lighting. (The above Information was gleaned from Rider's New York City Guide, c1916, p. 114, and Federal Writers' Project, New York City Guide, c1937, p. 115)