Darkness and Daylight, Lights and Shadow of New York Life – Helen Campbell 1900


  • Author: Helen Campbell. Thomas W. Knox & Thomas Byrnes
  • Publisher: A. D. Worthington & Co, Hartford, Conn., 1900
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: First Edition, Illustrated

First edition thus, 1900. Darkness and daylight; or, Lights and shadows of New York life; a woman’s pictorial record of personal experiences by day and night in the underworld of the great metropolis. Hundreds of thrilling anecdotes, incidents, humourous storiesm touching home scenesm and tales of tender pathos, drawn from the bright and shady sides of Life Among the Lowly.
With two hundred and fifty engravings from special photographs taken from life expressly for this work.
It’s a great account of life in New York during the the late 19th century. Red cloth, with gilt decoration. Spine slightly sunned, binding tight, interior clean, unmarked. A VG copy or better.

Helen Stuart Campbell (born Helen Stuart; pen name, “Mrs. Helen Weeks”; July 5, 1839 – July 22, 1918) was a social reformer and pioneer in the field of home economics. She wrote several important studies about women trapped in poverty, and the role that effective home economics could play in lifting women and families out of poverty.  She studied in Warren, Rhode Island and Bloomington, New Jersey. She worked as a professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin from 1893–96, and then as a professor of domestic science at Kansas State Agricultural College from 1896-97.

Thomas Wallace Knox (June 26, 1835 – January 6, 1896) was a journalist, author, and world traveler, known primarily for his work as a New York Herald correspondent during the American Civil War. As an author, Knox wrote over 45 books, including a popular series of travel adventure books for boys.

Thomas F. Byrnes (June 15, 1842 – May 7, 1910) was an Irish-born American police officer, who served as head of the New York City Police Department detective department from 1880 until 1895, who popularized the term rogues gallery.

Lyman Abbott (December 18, 1835 – October 22, 1922)was an American Congregationalist theologian, editor, and author.

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