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Title
Uniform of the Crystal Palace Police, New York.
Names
Chapin, John Reuben (1823-1894) (Artist)
Brown, Samuel E. (d. ca. 1860) (Wood engraver)
Collection

Wallach Division Picture Collection

New York City -- Crystal Palace

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1853-09-17
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC NEW YC-Cry
Topics
Crystal Palace (New York, N.Y.)
Police -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1850-1859
Uniforms -- 1850-1859
Watchmen
Pickpockets
Notes
Content: Printed on border: "Fatigue Dress ; Private ; Sergeant ; Lieutenant ; Lieut. Commandant"
Source note: Ballou''s pictorial drawing-room companion. (Boston : M. M. Ballou, 1854-1859).
Content: "Our artist has in the above graphic picture presented a group of the Palace police. The force consists of a captain, lieut. commandant, four lieutenants, four sergeants, and four companies of men, who are on duty night and day in the Palace, to protect the immense amount of property exposed."..."Our artist has represented the group in the act of "spotting" a pickpocket, a scene he witnessed while engaged in sketching. Quite a number of the light-fingered gentry have been detected in their operations in and about the Palace....Particularly are the Crystal Palace police available in preventing this sort of depradation upon visitors and their instructions lead them to keep ever on the watch to detect the culprits, and bring them to justice."--from source text.
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Extent: 15 x 26 cm. (5 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.)
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17538072
Barcode: 33333159153465
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a7543c60-c55a-012f-a813-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1823: Creator Born
  • 1853: Issued
  • 1894: Creator Died
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Uniform of the Crystal Palace Police, New York." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1853-09-17. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-ccaf-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Uniform of the Crystal Palace Police, New York." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 18, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-ccaf-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1853-09-17). Uniform of the Crystal Palace Police, New York. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-ccaf-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Uniform of the Crystal Palace Police, New York.