Come along on a photo trip to New York City in 1884. You will be able to see what cousin Daniel Carter when he was living there.
First off, a map of Manhattan (Daniel and his family live by Central Park, which is in Manhattan).
You can see the Brooklyn Bridge at the right (called the East River Bridge in 1884). (Keep reading. There's more)
A couple of young "newsies," kids who sold newspapers to earn a few pennies.
A street sweeper. We have those big trucks. Not in 1884. And guess what he's sweeping up? Yep, horse manure, since it's a horse and buggy city.
Another street sweeper, but hey, there's a lot of horses in New York City in 1884!
This guys is selling suspenders. Seriously. Right there down by the docks (see the ships?). I guess everybody needs a good pair of suspenders.
Ever hear of shoeshine boys? They've for real. They shine shoes. Maybe to go along with a nice pari of suspenders? Clearly, these boys don't go to school. They earn a meager living.
Can you guess what this vendor is selling? Those are sponges, folks! REAL sponges . . . from the sea.
He is not selling suspenders. This fellow is selling (I kid you not) shoe strings. For a living.
Last but not least . . . a parade in Central Park. I bet Daniel can watch it from his window. That's where the rich people live.