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Joy Holland

Great stuff John. This makes me think of Julius Wilcox, a journalist who may well have known Nellie Bly as he also worked for the World newspaper, we think. He took some fine photographs of Blackwell's Island around 1892. Here they are:

http://tiny.cc/r10eD

Joy

I forgot to mention that I recently did a blog post about Wilcox featuring hiss photograph of "Johnny the Horse" at Blackwell's Island:
http://brooklynology.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/post/2009/12/14/Julius-Wilcox-a-man-of-many-parts.aspx

John Ptak

Thank you Joy! Brooklyn hits a home run, as always.

John Ptak

Joy: the photo of Johnny the Horse is quite something. Doesn't look much like a Hoss...the way his legs are folded over one another makes it look as though he could fold himself in half horizontally.

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