Bowery Boy Riot, 1857

#7 Bowery Boy Riot, 1857, Dead_rabbits_barricade_new_york.jpg

Title

Bowery Boy Riot, 1857

Subject

Bowery Boy Riot, 1857

Description

This is a wood engraving of the Bowery Boy Riot in 1857 and shows the "Dead Rabbit" barricade. The caption reads, " View from the "Dead Rabbit" barricade in Bayard Street, taken at the height of the battle by our own artist, who, as spectator, was present at the fight." This was a fight between two gangs, the "Dead Rabbits" and the "Bowery Boys," in the Sixth Ward, New York City.

Publisher

Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 4, (1857 July 18), p. 108

Date

July 18, 1857

Rights

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.

Format

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Language

en