By Claude August Crommelin
No longer lengthy after the top of the yankee Civil warfare, a prosperous younger Dutchman by means of the identify of Claude August Crommelin launched into a journey of the younger nation, vacationing New England, the center Atlantic States, the higher Mississippi Valley, and the war-ravaged South. His family members connections allowed him to fulfill very important humans, and his pursuits in undefined, politics, and public associations led him to monitor what others will possibly not have spotted. His meticulously stored magazine unearths an inquisitive traveller with a willing eye for element and a genial writing type. on hand in English for the 1st time, Crommelin’s e-book offers an illuminating outsider's account of the us at a pivotal aspect in its historical past.
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Big wall spreads drawn in color, but also simple black and white drawings. His favorites, however, are big drawings in color of AmeriÂ�can steam engines, especially machinery for ships and railway locomotives, the bigger the better. 1 Wednesday 18 April 1866 Brussels, Hotel de Flandre. City Museum; Dutch and Flemish painters well represented, the Italians less so, although they have a few good ones by Paul Veronese and Guido. Excellent Jan Steens, one a very big one, probably depictÂ�ing the winning of a wager: one man is seen coming in while dancing with a herring in his hand; another is a Twelfth Day, perfect.
Paul to Watab then under construction, the line from St. Paul to Big Stone Lake, then not even begun but now just started, to Mr. Litchfield and party. Also included in the sale, if my information is correct, was the right to build on from Watab all the way to the Pacific, a project in the distant future at best. Rice kept for himself the right to build the northern extension from Watab 44 A Young Dutchman Views Post–Civ il War America The first steam locomotive of the St. Â€1, built in 1861 by the New Jersey Locomotive and Machinery Company of Paterson, New Jersey.
It is most curious to see how such a collection of curiosities and valuables has been brought together by the several families, all after the fashions and tastes of the times and the owners. The monetary value of all these things together is impossible to express in present-Â�day money. Nowhere in the world, not even in royal palaces, did I see such a collection of really valuable things together. A vast collection of Van Dycks is gracing the walls all around, and From Amsterdam through Belgium and Great Britain to New York 25 his portrait of Charles I on horseback is without any doubt one of the best of the master.
A Young Dutchman Views Post-Civil War America: Diary of Claude August Crommelin by Claude August Crommelin