Images from “Today and yesterday in New Rochelle” (1913) : Thomas Paine Cottage

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Image from page 128 of “Today and yesterday in New Rochelle” (1913)
Title: Today and yesterday in New Rochelle
Year: 1913 (1910s)
Authors: Pettit, Gaylord Joel
Subjects: New Rochelle (N.Y.)
Publisher: New York, William R. Jenkins company

Text Appearing After Image:

TOM PAINE. So you want to see the Tom Paine house? Well, come with me and I will show it to you. You see it stands in a beautiful spot at the foot of a hill, close to a little lake, which nestles in the hollow surrounded by hills, like a diamond mirror in an emerald frame. It is an old weather beaten cottage with old-fashioned shutters. Close by it, stands the old schoolhouse, where children of a by-goneage were taught to read, write and spell. Let us enter the old house. On every side we see evidences of times long past, and a peculiar awe steals over us, as if we were in the presence of the unknown. Here is a caneGeneral Jackson used to carry. It is large and heavy, knotted and gnarled; in fact it is justas typical of him as is this other one of the man who carried it. This other one is straight and slender. It has an ivory top, in fact itlooks as if it had belonged to a gentleman;it has belonged to a gentleman; it is the caneHenry Clay owned. There, are a lot of…

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