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New York colonial privateers.

Image ID: 831606

New York colonial privateers. (1895)

Image Details

Image Title

:  New York colonial privateers.

Creator

: Pyle, Howard, 1853-1911 -- Artist

Published Date

: 1895

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 19 x 16 cm. (7 1/2 x 6 1/4 in.)

Notes

: Printed on border: "Of all the lines along which the sea-wealth of New York was won in colonial times I am disposed to give the first place to privateering. Piracy -- being hampered by no fine-drawn distinctions as to flags, and by no over-nice requirements of prize courts -- was better while it lasted; but it lasted (openly, at least) for less than a decade." "As for ordinary commerce, a round dozen of long voyages might yield a less return than a single dash of six weeks to the s'uth'ard among the fleets of the Mosoos and Dons." Written on border: "Feb. 1895" Includes additional text.

Original Source

: From Harper's magazine. (New York : Harper Brothers, 1850-) .

Source

: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Pirates

Source Description

: 2 folders (68 pictures)

Location

: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC PIR

Digital ID

: 831606

Record ID

: 714866

Digital Item Published

: 10-27-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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