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The sun. [volume], April 18, 1915, FOURTH SECTION PICTORIAL MAGAZINE, Page 10, Image 42
The sun. [volume] (New York [N.Y.]) 1833-1916
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THE SUN, SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 1915. QUEENSBORO MARKET A STUDY IN FOREIGN COLOR S3 111 I If full I HEiEifc BiBBIflBinHKiXrl PfEK,,, BH. BYBikriflKHtaik-KflftflfkB JBBiBF iKHGLllSjL vBV. ll"BBBBBKPSEBHBp9BBBBBHikJ KvjBBBBH BniH ' Bimjl BuHBHPu HEIHHfiSKvVVr -lABPCflHmL a m HHK&BHBBIIlSQfHHn BHSH rBHhHBBHIBIBiC bMHniBKZiBBMPriiHWBBfB ,k!'lvMMHH HBBBf PSB The wife of the laborer and the bride who comes in her own limousine ar . v qually keen as bargain hunters. Every Type in Cosmopolitan New York to Be Found There on a Busy Morning ANT on who wishes to wo plo tiircx(U 11e no loiiRcr need to Ko abroad to tint) it. Here In New York city, riKht under the very nosea of persons who are- continually talking of the delights of foreign travel and the picturesque things to be Been on the other side, aro to bo found every lilt as Interesting and pic turesque scenes. When the Queenshoro rtridge was ilrst opened It was a. plctureMii ight In Itself. The constant proces sion, the never ending stream of vehicles of nil kinds, gavo a bewilder ing display of life that was fascinat ing and this xamo wonderful pano rama that still is going on all the time cannot be equalled anywhere elso in the world. Thero may bo n, certain crudness, a lack of the tlnlsh, softness and mellowness that only ago can be stow and which Queensboro Iiridgo certainly lacks, but probably nowhere, cls In the world can be found such variety of types of people as well ns vehicles, while the stir and bustle of life are almost too exciting and ex hilarating In their ceaseless rush. Hut there nre other things besides the ceaseless stream over the bridge that nre interesting and picturesque. In the extreme and the procession that kocs along the side of the bridge toward what Is known as the open market must delight the soul of any artist or student of human nature. In Kid weather and In tine weather, on the coldest days asi well as the mildest days, are to il fvn the very best type of our American housewives on their way to stock the family larder. There Is no distinction of class or of age. Hich and poor alike sally forth to replenish their larders and to Kirg.iin In thoroughly foreign fashion for the meats and vegetables and fruit that are displayed along the pavement as well ns In the stalls under the bridge itself. Long lines of miitors surround the market stieets, while footmen are seen carrying bundles and packages and baskets of every kind and descrlpt.on luck to the motors, where the super cilious chauffeurs reluctantly try to make room for them. Apparently the footmen enter more Into the amuse ment of the thing, and quite enjoy standing by while my l.ady makes her purchases, going from stall to stall and from sale-man to salesman, to tlnd caullllowers, potatoes, artichokes anil vegetables of nil kinds for a cent or two less from one dealer than from another. Those purchasers not blessed with footmen and motors all carry the market bag, whu'i is qu.te the In signia of the good housekeeper, lly the way, the. dealer in these sam market bags must have reaped a harvest this winter from their sale, as so many have been disposed of, while there is always a largo pile of them to be had. They are nude of Knek learner, with large handles, t'hat can be swung over the arm, and are large enough to carry meat and vegetables enough for nt least one day for a family of ordinary size. Then there are the tall baskets which are borne alvut by the boys and men. who are waiting to make a few pennies by delivering the provisions brought to the home of the purchaser. The high basket of ijueensboro llrlilgc nurket tilled with meat, poultry, vegetables and topped off with grape fruit, oranges and apples, lias Just as many good color points as were ever seen In the markets of llurope. Most of the dealers are foreigners, twth Italians apparently In the me Joiity. As the popularity ( the mar ket grows they ate taking more trouble to show their wares to better advantage, and whereverr possible, are Introducing oior Minnies In fruits and vegetables as deeorat.on. On fi'.od Friday the whole market was abloom with plants, for all of the dealers anticipated a wonderful run on Kaster Ilowers. Unfortunately t"ieir hopes were dashed by the storm of April 3. Automobiles wen- on hind, but, as the bargaining f r goods ha to go on In the open, those who went to market In motors were almost as badly off as tho-c who attempted to walk, and the most successful bar gainer 1' st courage In the face of Mich odds. .After Mister the sellers took courage again, and now the mar ket is hlos.'oiulng once more, although It Is not In any sense .1 Mower mirket. When the market llrst opened It was recognized hn a great convenience- whereby the producer and the purchaser could meet without the agency of tile middleman. From the tlrst It has proved a success In cut ting the cost of living for the average housekeeper. As mure ond more housekeepers of more than the average means have found out the possibilities thenltenilanco lias stead. ly grown until going to market has become quite a social alTair. and ftiturd.iy morning a list of "among those present" is quite the same as the list of those at the opera the evenlrg before. There is not much time to talk. "I found the most wonderful oranges Rich and Poor Alike Elbow Each Other in a Ceaseless Stream of Bargain Hunting over there." can be lourd. "Do you know that you can tlnd the most extraordinary mushrooms for siuli a price, one-third of what Is asked at my grocer's." It may be questioned when all I- nddvil up In dollars and cents as to who has come out ahead, but there has been the delightful .-use of competition and of hnvlng secured a bargain, than which there is no pleasuie more keen. The market is well worth visiting if one Is on the outlook for types that are Intensely interesting and de lightfully foreign. The old women with their shawls over their holds are quite as much Interested in the f.ish tollable who are shopping Inside 1 hem as in getting their own pro Mslons, but they aii- keen bargainers, these same old womo . w.th the most picturesque ttow of langiuive. The Wife of some well to do tllf. ' 1' seen feeling the brtast ' 11 pulling tin wings 111 rapid calculations a 10 w:. daily menu cannot be imp made more attractive. It has betome til. f.i-hl .n : and bridegrooms ..f ;e classes to lslt the mark-1 . day morn ngs. If a tup to tl-. is planned the mark-1 I- ' and the motor kept wait.nj brldo finds sh t.m .m . cints on the day'.- outlay T oung husband' cai r ing t'n torts her liaclt to the motor start off more than v fii life and Its pi.ssll.il ties, -have savid 15 cents. W'm w a thought to the gasoline In comparison with bi ing - ! ml manngi rs? n t BASEBALL PLAYED ON A VACANT FIFTH AVENUE LOT BY NEW YORK BUSINESS IVIKN i W " ' mm yii.''r.' CoptrlKlit American 1'rcen Ansoclutlon BASIlllAl.h in winter in New York city by an organiza tion exclusive, but with all the enthusiasm and Interest that attends any ()f Km famous games; and thl in the very heart of tile city and played on a vacant lot on Firth avenue. Can such a thing bo In this suppos edly effete town? It can be, and It Is. and every Saturday afternoon nil winter lung these game have been Played behind the high board fence unmanned with wire netting on Fifth -'"l' rttllit Aiiicrlnm I'rrns A null illnn Three critical periods in a hotly contested game between the Calumet Club and the Racquet and Tennis Club. avenue, on tint block between Sev-enty-llrst and Seventy-second streets, This fence luusi been nil winter the iJb Ject of much Interest to thosis who hnvu not known what wn going on behind it and to those keenly excited passengers on the tj of the Fifth avenue buses who have caught 11 glimpse of the Held from time to tlmo and heard shouts of enrourageinent from iwhat were nsuredy rooters. TI10 Intcrcluh League was started three years ago by .liistlco Oirr.'gim of tile Calumet Club and Justice Ker nochan of the Knickerbocker Club. TI10 'llrst gume.i ivvero played In a va cant lot at Thirtieth street. Now tint organization Is well estubllMhed and most successful and consists of llvo clubs tile KiilckerlsK'ker, the Calu met, tlie I'nlon, tlio University and thu Kucquct mid tlie olllcersof tliti Twelfth Iteglment, N. (1. N. Y. When the weather and the ground make 'It an absolute impossibility to pluy in till) lb-Id tint gumu takes place in the Twelfth Iteglment Armory; but never 11 week goes by without one. being played. There 1st a grand stand of the most primitive kind on the ball held and the ihenchcM are always lllled with most Interested spectators, men and women, who apparently llml baseball games quite, as exciting as their fore fathers found the old village game of "rounders." Any one iwho says that New Yorkers cannot enjoy the nlmpln life Khoiild take an uftcrnoon off and Kit on thiamine grand stand, where ho will tlnd hlnirelf surrounded by rep rcsentatlves of tlie beat kiimvn New York families, who nro having "the time of their lives" and whoso excite ment over tho game never falters, There Is a blind door In tlie fence, guarded by a man In khaki, one of the Twelfth Iteglment men, and there nro one or two other men In the same uni form on the Held. Altogether there Is a cei'taln air of mystery along that part of the avenue, but New Yorkers become uccustumed to everything, few take more than a passing interest. The men who play are In the prime of life. There are few If any of them under 'X and from 30 to 10 seems to be the average age. Many of the players have gained renown at school or college on baseball teams, and they seem to lind just as much pleasure and excitement in the game us they did when they were schoolbo.s hie hears so much of the great love of spoit in llurope, and so much is con stantly being said and written as to the delight t ti.it fi ii pie pleasures ,il win . V would scolf. Could .in : 1 simpler tliiiu mii li .1 1 Could anything he " siirioiiiidlngs'.' And 1' -of ground siiiToiindi iM s t men worth many mil -Central i'ark at its 111. -location, while tlie nu n w must Without cvepti..n means at their couim.i.nl of spurt they may d in .