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Civil War veteran Jerome Lee (abt 1843-1865)

Jerome Lee is one of the known African-American Civil War veterans with headstones in the Lansingburgh Village Burying Ground. There is some indication he might actually be buried in the Cypress Hills National Cemetery in Brooklyn, however. On the 1850… Continue Reading →

“Pic Nic-iana: The Fashionable Summer Amusement” (1865)

PIC NIC-IANA. — The Fashionable Summer Amusement—Pic Nics Considered Socially, Topographically, Gaily and Festively—A Glance at the Greensward—An Afternoon out of doors among the Dancers and Danceresses. Reader, dost thou pic nic it? Not such pics nor such nics as… Continue Reading →

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