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Title "Sybil's Cave, at Hoboken, N.J." text and image in Gleason's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion, June 19, 1852
Object Name Magazine
Catalog Number 2008.012.0061
Collection Hoboken 19th C. Images Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Scope & Content "Sybil's Cave, at Hoboken, N.J." text and image in Gleason's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion, June 19, 1852, page 400. Text of this article is in notes.

This is the complete issue, Volume 2, No. 25, pages 385-400; 11-1/8" wide x 15-5/8" high.

gleasons / gleason
Notes 2008.012.0061


Hoboken is beautifully situated in New Jersey, on the Hudson River, directly opposite the south end of New York City, and is, together with Staten Island, the quickest resort of the New Yorkers. You take the ferry at the foot of Barclay Street, Canal Street, or Christopher Street, and in five minutes you are in the country. Thousands visit this "paradise of Gotham," daily. The shore is wild and rocky; it is beautifully laid out into walks, promenades and parks, overshadowed by the richest foliage. It has one or two churches, several first-rate hotels, and contains a thousand or more regular inhabitants; it also possesses a very large ship yard. The whole is owned by W. L. Stevens, Esq., to whom belongs the immortality of not only making, but keeping the finest spot adjacent to any city in the world. Sybil's Cave, Hoboken, is one of the principal attractions of the place. No one visits Hoboken without seeing it. It is hewn out and excavated from a solid rock to the depth of thirty feet. In the middle is a spring of pure and sparkling water, thousands of glasses of which are sold daily in the summer, for a penny per glass. The cave was designed by the owner, W. L. Stevens, Esq. In the engraving, Hudson River and Weehawken are seen in the distance. The small building adjoining is a place for refreshments.

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Caption for engraving: Sybil's Cave, at Hoboken, N.J.
Date 1852-1852
Year Range from 1852
Year Range to 1852
Search Terms Sybil's Cave
River Road
River Walk
Hudson River
Caption pg 400 - Sybil's Cave, at Hoboken, N.J.
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Classification Social & Personal Activity
Historic Sites