A day at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Looks like a peaceful and pleasant Sunday on Riverside Drive in this turn-of-the-century penny postcard. 

I can’t quite make out what game the girls in the center are playing. Leap frog?

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7 Responses to “A day at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument”

  1. Cully Says:

    Like most of Central Park this is a whole different place without the trees having grown in yet, isn’t it?

  2. Laura Says:

    I doubt girls would’ve played leap frog (dresses get in the way). I’m guessing they are playing “jacks”. One girl is standing, while the other is “picking up”.

  3. Mr. J Says:

    Cully, the monument isn’t in Central Park, it is on the West Side…the open sky beyond is because the Hudson River is there.

  4. Josie Says:

    It looks to me, too, that the girls might be playing jacks.

  5. Cully Says:

    I’m aware that it isn’t in Central Park, I was comparing it to Central Park. For instance, have you ever seen any photos of the Egyptian Obelisk before all the trees, grew in? When these places were new, and the landscaping was short, the experience was a bit different. That’s what I’m saying.

  6. Paul Says:

    Well Cully, Trees grow but I’d rather have trees than expensive, exclusive condo high rises blocking my view of the skies.

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