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Civil War Harper's Weekly, April 23, 1864

This site contains our online archive of original Harper's Weekly newspapers from the Civil War. These papers have an incredible amount of original content, and stunning illustrations of the key battles and people created by news-artists in the field capturing the events of interest.

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HARPER'S WEEKLY.

[ APRIL 23, 1864.

268

THE KNICKERBOCKER KITCHEN, UNION SQUARE.

SKETCHES OF THE METROPOLITAN FAIR—CONTINUED.

IN the Union Square Buildings the KNICKERBOCKER KITCHEN

--illustrated on this page—attracts a large share of the attention of visitors. Meals are served up in the old Knickerbocker, style to all who wish them; and old Knickerbocker gentlemen visit the place nightly to smoke their pipes and chat pleasantly to-

gether in the corners. Several of the ladies having this department in charge appear in the apparel of the old times, made of the most costly and elegant materials. Some of the visitors to the Kitchen, according to the reports of the daily papers, carry extensive appetites. One day " one youthful gormandizer boasted that he had 'put away upward of fifteen Dutch cheeses' in the course of a tolerably long meal. An old gentleman from Ulster County appeared early in the day and called for breakfast. Soon after he returned and inquired for a little lunch.

That having disappeared, he retired apparently satisfied. Not many hours elapsed, however, before he again turned up craving for dinner. At 9 o'clock he was enjoying a little something once more before retiring for the night."

THE MUSICAL DEPARTMENT

is a most delightful resort, in which lady visitors find especial pleasure. The instruments are all of the first class, and have been sold at large prices.  There is also a select assortment of sheet music,

musical books, etc., and at all hours of the day some performer discourses sweet sounds for those present. Another point of great interest in the Union Square Buildings (illustrated on page 264) is the

INTERNATIONAL DEPARTMENT,

which is crowded with rare selections of Science and Art contributed from different countries. One of the principal ornaments of the department is a fountain in full play, margined by vases of flowers. The sales here have been very large.

THE MUSIC HALL, UNION SQUARE.

Knickerbocker Kitchen
Music Hall

 

 

  

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