Darkness and daylight; or, Lights and shadows of New York life (1897)

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TriciaG
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Post by TriciaG » July 31st, 2020, 5:29 pm

Ran across this when looking for a picture of a New York charity mission.

The honkin' long, full title explains the work:
"A Pictorial Record of Personal Experiences by Day and Night in the Great Metropolis, with hundreds of thrilling anecdotes and incidents, sketches of life and character, humorous stories, touching home scenes, and tales of tender pathos, drawn from the bright and shady sides of the great under world of New York. By Mrs. Helen Campbell, City Missionary and Philanthropist; Col. Thomas W. Knox, Author and Journalist; and Supt. Thomas Byrnes, Chief of NY Police and Detectives. With highly interesting descriptions of little known phases of New York life; and an account of Detective Byrnes' thirty years' experiences and reminiscences written by himself from his private diary. With an introduction by Rev. Lyman Abbott, D.D., Pastor of Plymouth Church." <big gasp of breath>

The first lines of the introduction:
"This volume aims to give scrupulously exact descriptions of life and scenes in the great metropolis under three different aspects: 1st, "As Seen by a Woman;" 2d, "As Seen by a Journalist;" 3d, "As Seen and Known by a Chief of the New York Detective Bureau."

About 700 pages of text in 44 chapters - with 251 in-line illustrations. I have no idea how long each chapter would be.

Here you go - have fun!
https://archive.org/details/darknessdaylight00campuoft/page/n39/mode/2up
Hatfields & McCoys sensationalist account: An American Vendetta
Jack London short stories: The Strength of the Strong
Mystery: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles

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