Monday, December 31, 2007

Past New Year Celebrations on Roosevelt Island

As is my custom on holidays such as New Year's Eve I like to present via the archives of the New York Times a glimpse into the history of Roosevelt Island when it was still known Welfare or Blackwell's Island.

The first of the two articles presented focuses on a charitable effort to aid the poor and crippled living on then Blackwell's Island. The second provides a detailed account of individuals visiting the Island to seeloved ones unlucky enough to be confined to its hospitals or deserving of incarceration here.

NYT - 1913 Dec 25 - New Years Dinner Blind

NYT - 1879 Jan 2 - New Years on Blackwell Island

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