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"Moses Kings" Handbook of New York City - 1893
 If you live in New York or just love the city and it’s history, this is the CD for you.
 
OVER 1000 Photographic Images of NEW YORK CITY in 1892
2nd edition expanded
1008 Pages. OVER 1000 Photographs - AN AMAZING RESOURCE!

PLUS The CD now contains the TWO ADDITIONAL Companion Works:
KINGS Photographic Views of New York and KINGS NOTABLE New Yorker's of 1896-1899

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This is a CD edition of  a wonderful  text entitled "KING'S PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF NEW YORK". This fascinating book was published by Moses King in 1892. It is crammed with original photographs,  more than 1000 historic images of Old New York City.   Most of these images are unavailable anywhere else!!  This CD edition is in pdf format created from high quality grey-scale scans taken directly from the original text. 

Whether you’re interested in the architecture, businesses, urban growth or simply the history of New York – this product is an unbelievable resource. See New York as it was in 1892. The buildings, the old businesses, the old fashions, the harbor, all the horse and carriages etc. etc. etc. The images are outstanding and the details in those images are even better.

Preface
      Never before has any one put forth an illustrated history and description of New-York City in a single volume at all compar­able with " King's Handbook." This volume contains 1008 pages, more than 1000 illustrations. The text furnishes an elaborate but condensed his­tory and description of the city itself, and also of every notable public institution and especially interesting feature. The illustrations give many reminders of the past, and furnish an extensive series of pictures of the present city (1892), to an extent many times beyond that of any volume yet published. Every plate has been made expressly for this book, and so were nearly all of the original photographs. The whole has been carefully printed on an exceptionally fine quality of paper. Altogether, it is the handsomest, the most thorough, the largest, the most costly, and the most profusely illustrated book of its class ever  issued for any city in the world.
     The text has been prepared with the utmost care, and is the result of the painstaking work of many individuals, chiefly of Moses Foster Sweetser, four chapters; Henri Pene du Bois, six chapters; William Henry Burbank, four chapters ; Lyman Horace Weeks, seven chapters; Henry Edward Wallace, two chapters; John Collins Welch, two chap­ters; and one chapter each from Louis Berg and Charles Putnam Tower. The manuscript' has undergone a thorough revision at the hands of several thousand people, each of whom is an authority on the particular portion submitted to him, and the book thus becomes an authentic volume. The text has been amplified, rectified, and verified by Mr. Sweetser, the foremost American in this special field of litera­ture. Valuable general assistance has also been given by Mr. Tower.
      Historical works, newspapers, special reports and hundreds of other sources of information, entirely too numerous to permit of specific acknowledgment, have been utilized.
     The illustrations are almost wholly from specially made photographs, upwards of fifteen hundred negatives having been made by Arthur Chiar, who has shown most remarkable skill in photographing exceed­ingly difficult subjects. Some photographs were also made by Frank E. Parshley, John S. Johnston, C. C. Langill and others.
     And now, after more than a year's solid labor, and an expenditure of nearly Twenty-five Thousand Dollars, this first edition of "King's Hand-book of New-York City" is submitted to the public, with the hope that it N ill be found to be - Good enough for anv body, Cheap enough for everybody," and that the appreciation of the public will necessitate many editions. MOSES KING, Editor and Publisher.

The book is divided up into the following sections:
1) HISTORICAL
2) NEW YORK OF THE PRESENT
3) THE WATER WAYS
4) TRANSPORTATION AND TRANSIT
5) THOROUGHFARES AND ADORNMENTS
6) OVERHEAD AND UNDERFOOT
7) LIFE IN THE METROPOLIS
8) THE RULE OF THE CITY
9) THE GENERAL CULTURE
10) THE HIGHER CULTURE
11) THE LITERARY CULTURE
12) SHRINES OF WORSHIP
13) CHARITY AND BENEVOLENCE
14) THE SANITARY ORGANIZATIONS
15) REFORMATORIES AND CORRECTIONS
16) FINAL RESTING PLACES
17) DEFENSE AND PROTECTION
18) SOCIABILITY AND FRIENDSHIP
19) AMUSEMENT PLACES
20) JOURNALISM AND PUBLISHING
21) FIRE AND MARINE INSURANCE
22) LIFE-INSURANCE
23) MISCELLANEOUS INSURANCE
24) FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
25) FIDUCIARY INSTITUTIONS
26) FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATIONS
27) ARCHITECTURAL FEATURES
28) NOTABLE RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS
29) NOTABLE WHOLESALE ESTABLISHMENTS
30) NOTABLE MANUFACTURERS

There are hundreds of photos of businesses including TIFFANY GLASS & DECORATING COMPANY / ARNOLD, CONSTABLE & CO. / THE GORTHAM MANUFACTURING COMPANY / LORD & TAYLOR / GILMAN COLLAMORE & CO. / W & J SLOANE / JAMES McCREERY & CO. / BROOKS BROTHERS / MATHEW ROCK / BEST & CO. / HENRY MALLARD / RANDEL, BAREMORE & BILLINGS / AITKEN & SON / M.J. PAILLARD & CO. AND MUCH MUCH MORE. …… WALL STREET & THE FINANCIAL DISTRICT / CENTRAL PARK SCENES / ALL THE FAMOUS RAILROADS AND SHIP COMPANIES / BLACKWELL’S ISLAND / THE BATTERY / THE THEATRES / THE BUSINESSES / THE MANY CHURCHES OF MANHATTAN / THE MANY LEGENDARY HOTELS OF NY / THE UNBELIEVABLE RESIDENCES OF FIFTH AVENUE /THE PRIVATE CLUBS / THE NEWSPAPER PUBLISHING COMPANIES AND SO MANY STREET SCENES I CAN’T EVEN BEGIN TO COUNT.

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