Children Playing in Water on Street


Community Service Society of New York (Former owner,Issuing body)
Children Playing in Water on Street
#5090 Unknown Photographer In Revolutionary days the rich and influential built their mansions on fashionable Cherry Hill, named from a cherry orchard belonging to Mayor Thomas Delavall. George Washington lived at No. 3 Cherry Street at the time of his inauguration. John Hancock lived at No. 5, Captain Samuel Chester Reid, a hero of the war of l8l2, at No. 27. Captain Reid designed the present Amer ican flag, with 13 stripes commemorating the 13 original states and with a progressive scheme for the stars as new states were added. Mrs. Reid is said to have the sewed the first flag. The Reid's house was the first (1823) in America to have gas lighting. (The above Information was gleaned from Rider's New York City Guide, c1916, p. 114, and Federal Writers' Project, New York City Guide, c1937, p. 115)
Collection Name
Community Service Society records
Shelf Location
Box no. 618, Folder no. 7, Photograph no. 5090
Streets; Storefronts; Play; Girls; Drugstores; Children; Boys; New York (N.Y.); Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.)
between 1879 and 1933
Note (Date note)
Date based on the date range (1879-1950) of the photographic portion of the Community Service Society Collection.
Photographer unknown. Same children and location depicted in images nos. 0585-0588 of this digital collection.
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
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