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Manhattan, 1899

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FC: Manhattan, 1899.

1: Present day Manhattan is a lot different than it was in 1899. The biggest difference is probably the way of transportation and the way that people dressed.

2: In 1899 the woman were always dressed in elegant dresses and the men dressed in very nice and presentable clothes. It was very uncommon to see women wearing pants, even the maids wore dresses, although they weren't that elegant.

3: They did have amazing taste in clothes and accesories. Their clothes were always perfect and they made sure they were tailored the right way. | Residents of Manhattan were always comming up with ways to show off their enormous wealth and their impeccable taste in style. They always had costume balls and dinner parties just to have a reason to dress up. You can't really blame them, though.

4: Men were always dressed like gentlemen. They wore suits everywhere and they never left the house without looking their | best. Servants helped the men of Manhattan get ready almost as much as they helped the woman. Servants were in charge of shaving the men's facial hair and making sure they're hair never got too long.

5: charge of shaving the men's facial hair and making sure they're hair never got too long.

6: Hats were also a very popular accessory for both woman and men alike. The men commonly wore bowler hats, and the woman wore high hats with fancy bows or ribbons.

7: Since cars weren't that popular in 1899 everyone either rode around in carriages or had to walk to get to where they needed to go. The wealthier people of Manhattan had multiple carriages and drivers to drive them around, unlike the common folk who mostly had to walk around everywhere.

8: which held the passengers, has two benches facing each other for places to sit. The cabs usually have a covering to protect the passengers from the rain. | Carraiges were usually drawn by two horses. Ledges for the carraige drivers were in front. Horses were strapped in and had reins so that the drivers' could steer them around. The cab,

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Jordan Rubinstein
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  • Title: Manhattan, 1899
  • for my Outside Reading project for English. based on the book The Luxe.
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  • Started: about 10 years ago
  • Updated: about 10 years ago