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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 6, page 223, December 21-22, 1853

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Identifier: DX04137789

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 6, page 223, December 21-22, 1853

Description: Describes a visit to the Crystal Palace in New York to look at artwork.


down town, to [Edwin] Weeds, Wells & Webbs & [Thomas W.] Strongs. Thence crossing by the Fulton ferry to Brooklyn, called upon [Alfred] Waud, finding him by the bar-room stove, whither he had fled from his icy-cold chamber, having been drawing there, during the day. Sate conversing & supped together. He then going up stairs to attire himself in his militia uniform, I sate reading papers in the bar-room, when I was presently half-embraced, and beheld [Charles Frederick] Anderson. He was sitting at a table, imbibing whiskey with a fellow countryman, and had just descried me. I joined them, at his entreaty, and he talked. How Fred [Anderson] was at Newport, he, Anderson had been in New Brunswick &c, with much confusion of information and brogue. / Across the cold, dashing, icy, gusty river, through the snow clad streets to my room. Waud stayed awhile, then left. Martin called. And presently [Charles] Damoreau. I, writing, Picayune wards, bills &c till 11 1/2, then to bed.

22. Thursday. Down town in the afternoon, having been writing during the morning, letter to [Oliver] Kellam. To Post-Office, Weeds, Picayune Office, Strongs. To [174] Mulberry street, Calling at Mr [Joseph] Greatbatch’s, then Price Street, on [William] Levison. Walked up town-wards to the Crystal Palace, getting there by 6. Stayed till 8 1/2 principally in the long picture gallery. A pleasant tranquil time of it. There’s a large portrait, self-painted by a German artist [Johann Peter] Hasancleser, — (I don’t know how to spell his never;) the jolliest looking bearded fellow, turning from his canvas, on which he has sketched the outline of his well known “wine tasters,” with a full goblet elevated, as though to drink the gazers health. You form a friendship with him

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-12-21

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Artists
Crystal Palace (New York, N.Y.)
Drinking of alcoholic beverages


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