In Part I and Part II of this Old New York bohemian cat tale, many of the photos were taken by photojournalist Jessie Tarbox Beals. In this final post in the series, I’ll share many of her cat photos and take you on a tour of her Sheridan Square studio in Greenwich Village.
Posts Tagged ‘Greenwich Village’
Tags: Cat Stories, Greenwich Village, Jessie Tarbox Beals, New York History, Old New York, Sheridan Square, Vintage Cat Photos
Tags: Cat Stories, Don Dickerman, Greenwich Village, Margaret A. Huntington, New York History, Pirate's Cave, Sheridan Square, Will o' the Wisp
You may nearly fall over the black-and-white feline which belongs to no one in any of the buildings, but which haunts them all like an unquiet ghost, and which is known by everyone as the Crazy Cat.
Tags: Charlton Street, Greenwich Village, Isaac A. Van Amburgh, New York History, Richmond Hill mansion, Van Amburgh Menagerie, Varick Street
In the fall of 1833, Isaac Van Amburgh announced his plans to step into a cage occupied by a lion, a tiger, a leopard, and a panther at the Richmond Hill Theatre in Greenwich Village. Strong appeals were made for him to cancel this performance, but he would not back down.