Author's Rendition of a Hussey's Special Message Post Messenger En Route

Long before the days of email, faxes, Federal Express, and electronic wire transfers there existed Hussey's Instant Special Message Post. The brainchild of George Tuttle Hussey, his business provided same day delivery service of important documents and negotiable instruments...
Omnibuses among traffic, Broadway, New York, 1850s

Founded by William Tyson, the Tyson Telegraph Line was a private transportation company in New York City during the middle part of the 19th century.  Using a fleet of 20 coaches, the company operated fixed routes throughout the city. Omnibuses were oversized coaches that were pulled by a team of

New York's Castle Garden in the 1830s

Initially built as a fort in anticipation of the coming British invasion and the War of 1812, New York's Castle Garden opened in 1824 as a premier entertainment venue in the city. Within its walls was a concert hall, beer garden, restaurant, exhibition hall, and opera house...

Of the earliest pioneers in the invention of practical photograpic arts, the Meade Brothers hold a prominent role with its introduction in the United States. In the early days of photography, the process was known as daguerreotyping......

In 1867 German Immigrant Charles Feltman invented the American Hot Dog. Before there was Nathan's there was Feltman's. History has a way of only remembering its victors, and in the case of Coney Island hot dogs......
Feuchtwanger’s Composition Cent – Attribution & Die Marriages

After the panic of 1837 and the subsequent 5 year depression thereafter known as the Hard Times, Lewis Feuchtwanger, a pharmacist, issued tokens made of German Silver, an alloy primarily made of copper, nickel, tin, and zinc.