Sunday, May 10, 2015

page 64 -- L. Roscher

updated 3 November 2015
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"outside in a blow, Boston Bay"
"dead calm off Nix's Mate, Boston Harbor"
"race off Fort Independence, Boston Harbor"
"scrub race off Boston Light"
"After the race off city point, Boston Harbor"
Tucked into the Chronicle, 14 October 1881, this bit of sneaky but effective advertising is found:


The clip above was digitized and put up on the internet by Thomas N. Tryniski:

fultonhistory.com
Due to changes in street names and numbers, it seems likely that 64 Fourth Ave. as found in Mt. Vernon today was not the address of L. Roscher's business in the late 19th century.

Spring on 4th Ave., Mt. Vernon
Google Street View, April 2012
In 1898, the Mt. Vernon Daily Argus has an ad for Roscher's business at a different address:
Could this have been L.Roscher & Co.?
(Google Street View, April 2012)
Illustrated on these cards are several activities in Boston (MA) Harbor. Boat racing was becoming quite the popular activity. Some Google Books excerpts illustrate:




Here's a view of yacht racing in Boston Harbor from the artist James E. Butterworth:



...and another [cropped] from the artist Winslow Homer and the National Gallery of Art:






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