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Uniform of the Crystal Palace Police, New York.

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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

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

New York City -- Crystal Palace

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1853-09-17
Library locations
Art and 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
Dynix: 1615209
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17538072
Barcode: 33333159153465
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a7543c60-c55a-012f-a813-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1823: Creator Born
  • 1853: Issued
  • 1894: Creator Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Art and 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

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Uniform of the Crystal Palace Police, New York." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 29, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-ccaf-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and 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.