In the first part of this Old New York menagerie tale, we met taxidermist Fred Sauter Jr., a well-known New York City taxidermist who did a thriving business stuffing deer, bears, lions, birds, monkeys, and even pet dogs and cats in his large warehouse at 42 Bleecker Street. In Part 2, we’ll explore the history […]
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Tags: 42 Bleecker Street, Bishop Potter, Fred Sauter, New York History, Old New York, St. Barnabas Home, Subway Tavern
Tags: 42 Bleecker Street, Fred Sauter, New York History, Old New York, taxidermy
Fred Sauter did a thriving business stuffing deer, bears, lions, birds, monkeys, and even pet dogs and cats in his large warehouse at 42 Bleecker Street .
Tags: 208 Fifth Avenue, Colonel William D'Alton Mann, Delmonico's, New York History, office cats, Old New York, Town Topics
Although they did not take home any ribbons, a trio of black cats belonging to Colonel William D’Alton Mann, publisher of the Town Topics society magazine, were the center of attraction at New York City’s first official cat show.
Tags: 105-107 Eldridge Street, Eldridge Street Police Station, Essex Market, New York History, NYPD history, Police dog mascots
In December 1911, the policemen of the old Eldridge Street police station in New York City’s Lower East Side moved into the new station house constructed for the men of the old Delancey Street station. Although the new station at the corner of Clinton and Delancey streets was more than big enough to accommodate everyone, the rival police cats, […]
Tags: Cat Stories, Lower East Side, New York History, NYPD, police cats, police mascots
Part I: Buster and Topsy, the Rival Police Cat Mascots On the evening of December 6, 1911, the men of the old Eldridge Street police precinct in New York City’s Lower East Side moved into the brand-new station house occupied by the men of the old Delancey Street precinct. The large modern building at the corner of Clinton and […]
1887: Punch and Chico, the Photogenic Dogs of Alice Austen That Lived Where History Was Made, Part IIPosted: 20th February 2017 by The Hatching Cat in Dog Tails
Tags: Alice Austen, Gertrude Tate, New York History, Staten Island Poor Farm, Stephen Martineau
Chico and Punch, the two pampered pooches of photographer Alice Austen, on the porch of Clear Comfort, the 17th-century farmhouse on Staten Island where Alice spent most of her life. Chico and Punch lived with Alice for about 15 years, during which time she took many photos of them. Alice took this photograph in 1893. […]
1891: Princess, Josephine, and the 101 Feline Models of New York City Cat Artist J.H. Dolph, Part IIPosted: 28th January 2017 by The Hatching Cat in Cat Stories
Tags: 21 Academy Lane, cat painter, cats in history, J.H. Dolph, New York History
“The leading cat-painter of America is Mr. J. H. Dolph, whom everyone knows, for his works appear constantly at exhibitions. He has worked and studied much abroad, at Paris, Antwerp, and Rome. Mr. Dolph excels in the delineation of feline and canine character.”–The Monthly Illustrator, Vol. 2, 1894 In Part I of this Old New cat tale, we met John Henry […]
1889: The Princess and the Pampered French Bulldogs Who Lived at the Gilsey House in New York City, Part IIPosted: 11th January 2017 by The Hatching Cat in Animal Stories, Dog Tails
Tags: Aimee Crocker, Casper Samler, Gilsey House, New York History, Old New York, St. George Cricket Club
In Part II of this Old New York dog tale, we’ll explore the old Casper Samler Farm and re-visit the three bulldogs in their home at the Gilsey House.
Tags: Cat Stories, fire cat, Forty-second Street and Grand Street Ferry, Grand Street Ferry, John Leake Norton, New York History, The Hermitage Farm
Part I of this Old New York cat tale begins in 1825 at the old Hermitage Farm on the west side of Manhattan, where a large horse car depot was built in 1864.
Tags: Crispin's Crispian, David Provost, Lenox Hill, Louvre Farm, Margaret Wise Brown, Mister Dog, New York History
In February 1966, the demolition of several old buildings on York Avenue between East 71st Street and East 72nd Street revealed a very tiny frame house where a dog once inspired author Margaret Wise Brown.