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The Unstoppable Charles "BROADWAY" Rouss (Part 1) by Jim Surkamp

www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-nmUJ5A4wE&t=78s

POST: POST: The Unstoppable Charles Broadway Rouss (Part 1) by Jim Surkamp Click Here. 5097 words.
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0:00 sharpen scythe over images 1-1b1 to :52
freesfx.co.uk 18 June 2006 Web. 5 July 2020
0:00 Beauties 1 by Cam Millar over images 1-1b1 to :59
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Charles Baltzell Rouss

was born in 1836

on a farm in Maryland . . .

1. Farmer Whetting His Scythe by William Sidney Mount
si.edu 2 May 1997 Web. 5 July 2020.
www.si.edu/object/siris_ari_49926
1.01 Charles Baltzell Rouss
1.02 was born in 1836
1.03 on a farm in Maryland . . .
1.04 But . . .

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Discovered himself in Winchester, Virginia

1a. Google Maps Winchester today
google.com/maps 13 October 2001 Web. 5 July 2001.
www.google.com/maps/place/Winchester,+VA+22601/@39.167846…

1b. TITLE discovered himself in Winchester, Va.
Winchester Engineer Map 1864
wvgeohistory.org 5 October 2010 Web. 5 July 2020.
wvgeohistory.org/Portals/0/zoomify/URLDrivenPage2.htm?zIm…

1b1. CBR in 1870 Fowler p. 2
Fowler, J.A. "Charles Broadway Rouss: A Phrenograph from Personal Examination from The Phrenological Journal of Science and Health (January, 1897) Vol. 103. No. 1 pp. 1-8.
books.google.com 24 November 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
books.google.com/books?id=KKPNAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA1&lpg…

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END Beauties 1 /scythe

1b2. TITLE New York City
LinotypeRowena Regular

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1:08 over images 1b3 to 1c1 at 3:22
Lent et douloureux
Title: Erik Satie – gymnopedies – la 1 ere. lent et douloureux.ogg
musopen.com 13 February 2006 Web. 5 July 2020
www.musopen.com
Author: Agathe Laforge
Public domain music from musopen.com
Performed by Robin Alciatore. Courtesy of Musopen
wikipedia.org 27 July 2001 Web. 5 July 2020
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gymnop%C3%A9dies

1b3 TITLE 1866 to 1902

1b4. 549 Broadway NYC panorama
Bird’s eye panoramic view print of Manhattan in 1873, looking north. The Hudson River is on the west to the left. The Brooklyn Bridge (to the right) across the East River was under construction from 1870 until 1883.
wikipedia.org 27 July 2001 Web. 5 July 2020
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_New_York_City

1b5. Detail panoramic view of NYC
wikipedia.org 27 July 2001 Web. 5 July 2020
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_New_York_City

1b6 Child from street car
0:48 History of New York City
Geschichte von New York City
New York City 1900-1919 In Color HD
Aug 13, 2017
youtube.com 28 April 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T7sZCYGyw8

1b7 Snowstorm, Madison Square.by Childe Hassam circa 1890
Baltimore Museum of Art
wikipedia.org 27 July 2001 Web. 5 July 2020
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Childe_Hassam#/media/File:Childe_Ha…

1b8 Street vendor
0:15 History of New York City
Geschichte von New York City
New York City 1900-1919 In Color HD
youtube.com 28 April 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T7sZCYGyw8

1b9 two women hansom cab
1:46 History of New York City
Geschichte von New York City
New York City 1900-1919 In Color HD
youtube.com 28 April 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T7sZCYGyw8

1b10 3 African American women
1:01 History of New York City
New York City 1900-1919 In Color HD
youtube.com 28 April 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T7sZCYGyw8

1b11 Hansom cab
0:55 History of New York City
New York City 1900-1919 In Color HD
youtube.com 28 April 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T7sZCYGyw8

1b12. Alessandro Guaccimanni beside Madison Square Park in 1893
ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com 30 April 2008 Web. 5 July 2020.
ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com/tag/alessandro-guaccimanni/

1b13. Alessandro Guaccimanni Fifth Avenue and 24th Street circa 1894
ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com 30 April 2008 Web. 5 July 2020.
ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com/tag/alessandro-guaccimanni/

1b14 3 boys flowers
0:56 History of New York City
New York City 1900-1919 In Color HD
youtube.com 28 April 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T7sZCYGyw8

1b15 walking Brooklyn Bridge
0:52 History of New York City
New York City 1900-1919 In Color HD
youtube.com 28 April 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T7sZCYGyw8

1b16 sleeping urchins
1:35 History of New York City
New York City 1900-1919 In Color HD
youtube.com 28 April 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T7sZCYGyw8

1b17 women at market
1:01 History of New York City
New York City 1900-1919 In Color HD
youtube.com 28 April 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T7sZCYGyw8

1b18 TITLE It became
Bird’s eye panoramic view print of Manhattan in 1873, looking north. The Hudson River is on the west to the left. The Brooklyn Bridge (to the right) across the East River was under construction from 1870 until 1883.
wikipedia.org 27 July 2001 Web. 5 July 2020
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_New_York_City

1b19 TITLE The World of

Bird’s eye panoramic view print of Manhattan in 1873, looking north. The Hudson River is on the west to the left. The Brooklyn Bridge (to the right) across the East River was under construction from 1870 until 1883.
wikipedia.org 27 July 2001 Web. 5 July 2020
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_New_York_City

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3:06 sound of writing on paper over images 1b20-1c1 to 3:16

1b20 TITLE Charles Broadway Rouss and signature
signature and CBR face

Photo Charles Broadway Rouss & signature
Harrison, Mitchell Charles. (1900). "New York state’s prominent and progressive men." [New York] New York tribune Vol. 3, p. 289
flickr.com 26 February 2004 Web. 5 July 2020
www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/145789333…

1c1. best signature
Huge bold signature in brown ink on a 3½" X 3 3/4" slip below a partial "Yrs truly" penned in another hand, n.p., n.y. Near fine. Minor mounting traces on verso. At the bottom of this slip is penned "Charles Broadway Rouss / The blind millionaire" in another hand. An incredibly stylized and bizarre signature which, once deciphered, appears to read "C B Rouss" — one of the most unusual signatures ever, not to mention quite scarce.
mainstreetfinebooks.com 4April 2009 Web. 5 July 2020.
www.mainstreetfinebooks.com/pages/books/42482/charles-bro…

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3:22 – Scott Joplin "Please Say You Will" over images 2-6e to 3:56
Please Say You Will by Scott Joplin
youtube.com 28 April 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJcYVm1_Rlo

3:22 – typing sound over images 2a-6e to 3:56
Original Remington Standard No. 1
@ 0:10 Case shifting on an 1889 Remington Standard No. 2 Typewriter
youtube.com 28 April 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1xnLVTp6d

2. TITLE C.B. Wrote Kinda Funny

3. Cover Charles Broadway Rouss Auction Trade Journal
metmuseum.org 11 November 1996 Web. 10 July 2020.
www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/356456

4. TITLE "Fo-NETIK-LEE"

5. Original Remington Standard No. 1
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0:10 Case shifting on an 1889 Remington Standard No. 2 Typewriter
youtube.com 28 April 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1xnLVTp6dc

6. Remington keyboard
britannica.com 23 May 1996 Web. 10 July 2020
www.britannica.com/technology/Remington *

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6a. TITLE Besides pluk ("pluck")
6b. TITLE and hors sens ("horse")
6c TITLE I have always thaut
6d. TITLE it was that self-confidence
6e. TITLE that masters all things.

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Spirit of Jefferson (Charles Town, West Virginia) – 8 Jul 1890, Tue Page 2
newspapers.com 12 November 1995 Web. 5 July 2020.
www.newspapers.com/image/143557068/?terms=Monthly%2BAucti…

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Besides pluk and hors sens, I have always thaut it was that self-confidence that masters all things.

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Spirit of Jefferson (Charles Town, West Virginia) – 8 Jul 1890, Tue Page 2
newspapers.com 12 November 1995 Web. 5 July 2020.
www.newspapers.com/image/143557068/?terms=Monthly%2BAucti…

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3:56 – Scott Joplin (The Chrysanthemum, 1904) over images 7- 11b to 5:07
Ragtime Piano Roll Legend
Jun 6, 2009 – RagtimeDorianHenry – ragtimedorianhenry.com
youtube.com 28 April 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsgJd0YikEg

7. NYC panorama
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Bird’s eye panoramic view print of Manhattan in 1873, looking north. The Hudson River is on the west to the left. The Brooklyn Bridge (to the right) across the East River was under construction from 1870 until 1883.
wikipedia.org 27 July 2001 Web. 5 July 2020
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_New_York_City

8. New York City film footage
9:07-9:21
2:30-2:40
1896-1901: Visual tour of New York City (speed corrected w/ added sound)
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guy jones
youtube.com 28 April 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr7kRYO29n4

9. Masthead Hardware Dealers’ Magazine, Volume 5 No. 4 April 1896, p. 527
books.google.com 24 November 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
books.google.com/books?pg=PA531&lpg=PA531&dq=Mont…

9a. article p. 528 Hardware Dealers by Addison Archer
books.google.com 24 November 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
books.google.com/books?pg=PA531&lpg=PA531&dq=Mont…

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Charles Broadway Rouss is the most eccentric merchant in America. He is probably

10. newspaper mentions montage
newspapers.com search "C.B.Rouss"
newspapers.com 12 November 1995 Web. 5 July 2020.
www.newspapers.com/search/#query=C.B.+Rouss&offset=28

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more talked about in the newspapers than any ten other merchants.

10a. Illustration of Businesses
Clark, A.J. "The Successful Business Houses of New York"
By Clark, A.J. & Co., firm, publishers p. 3
books.google.com 24 November 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
books.google.com/books?id=RGsoAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA41#v=onep…
p. 3

11-11b. detail NYC panoramic panning closer
shows Brooklyn A.T. Stewart and north on B’way
wikipedia.org 27 July 2001 Web. 5 July 2020
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_New_York_City

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5:07 – Waterdogs 2 & Waterdogs 3 by Cam Millar over images 12-12d2a-12d2k to 6:24

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11c TITLE They hated. .

THEY hated and feared him having obtained success by methods all his own.

11d.
He went to auctions and bought entire lots of almost anything for the lowest price possible; then sold – cash only please – at never more than a 20-25 per cent mark up on delivery.

12. C.B. Rouss Montage

12a. Charles Broadway Rouss
Rouss, Charles Broadway Collection 304 THL/WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA. handleyregional.org 5 October 2010 Web. 5 July 2020.
www.handleyregional.org/services/departments/archives/man…

12b. Bldg Rouss 549, 551, 553
Charles Broadway Rouss A Phrenograph from a personal examination by J. A. fowler
A Phrenograph from Personal Examination – The Phrenological Journal and Science of Health Vol. 103 No, 1 January, 1897 Whole No. 697, p. 7
books.google.com 24 November 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
books.google.com/books?id=KKPNAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA1&lpg…

12c. ad for Rouss and Company at the store
King, Moses. (1895). "King’s Photographic Views of New York" Boston: Ma: Moses King
pp. 463-464 Rouss Building offerings
archive.org 26 January 1997 Web. 5 July 2020.
archive.org/details/kingsphotographi00king/page/464/mode/2up (bldg. and ad)

12d 549 Broadway Apple Maps

12d1 Rouss Journal cover
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His free newsletter engaged a million households and retailers worldwide.

12d2(images a-k). Charles Broadway Rouss and Autograph montage

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"I say to you that I know but one thought and that thought is my business. –
That is a passion with me amounts to madness and drives me –
on with the fury and pitiless rage of a demon. No rest do I know, –
nor do I care, nor want any.

I love with all my soul its merciless and savage energy. –
Where it may end God knows! –
In greatness or misery and day and night, Sunday and weekday, –
I love and feast upon the hours I call my own, driving this –
vast and frightful engine. Not this side of the grave do I look –
for rest. These are thoughts I pour out to you and have never –
uttered to a living soul."

* FOOTNOTE:
The morning news. [volume], August 01, 1895, Page 5, Image 5
Savannah, Ga. chroniclingamerica.loc.gov 3 June 2008 Web. 5 July 2020.
chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86063034/1895-08-01/ed-…

END Waterdogs 2 6:24

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6:24 – Dave Hellyer, harmonica; Joe Bourgeois, guitar; Kevin Williams, drums over images
12e-20i to 8:00

12e. train coming
. Excursion Train Galop – 1860 – courtesy Spellman Collection of music covers – University of Reading, UK
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"jump on the steel rails of hard cash"
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Spirit of Jefferson (Charles Town, West Virginia)- 24 Jun 1890, Tue – Page 1
newspapers.com 12 November 1996 Web. 5 July 2020.
www.newspapers.com/image/143556652/?terms=Monthly%2BAucti…

12f. C.B.’s Broadway Neighbors and Rivals

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Hamlin Organ 596 Broadway

13 Hamlin Organ 596 Broadway
13a. The Successful Business Houses of New York
By Clark, A.J. & Co., firm, publishers p. 30
books.google.com 24 November 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
books.google.com/books?id=RGsoAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA41#v=onep…
13b. Apple Maps
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Silver Plated Ware 550 Broadway

14. Silver Plated Ware 550 Broadway
14a. The Successful Business Houses of New York p. 17
By Clark, A.J. & Co., firm, publishers
books.google.com 24 November 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
books.google.com/books?id=RGsoAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA41#v=onep…
14b. Apple Maps Silver Plated Ware 500 Broadway
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15. Rouss and Co. 549 Broadway
See 12

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16. Dunlop’s 526 Broadway

16. Dunlop’s 526 Broadway,
16a. Dunlop’s ad – The Successful Business Houses of New York
By Clark, A.J. & Co., firm, publishers p. 28
books.google.com 24 November 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
books.google.com/books?id=RGsoAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA41#v=onep…
16b. Apple Maps Dunlop’s 526 Broadway

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C. G. Gunther’s Sons Furrier 502 Broadway

17. C. G. Gunther’s Sons Furrier 504 Broadway
17a. Ad – C.G. Gunther’s & sons The Successful Business Houses of New York p. 21
By Clark, A.J. & Co., firm, publishers
books.google.com 24 November 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
books.google.com/books?id=RGsoAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA41#v=onep…
17b. Apple Maps C.G. Gunther’s & Sons 504 Bway

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Calhoun, Robbins & Company, Wholesale Fancy Dry goods

18. Calhoun, Robbins & Company 410 Bway
18a. bldg. Calhoun, Robbins & Company, Wholesale Fancy Dry goods Nos. 410-412 Broadway, East Side between Walker and Canal Streets pp. 428-429
King, Moses. (1895). "King’s Photographic Views of New York" Boston: Ma: Moses King
18b. ad Calhoun & Robbins
18c. Apple Maps Calhoun 410-412 Broadway

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Tefft, Weller & Co, Wholesale Dry Goods 322, 324, 326, 328, 330 Broadway

19. Tefft, Weller & Co, Wholesale Dry Goods
19a. ad Tefft, Weller & Co, Wholesale Dry Goods 322, 324, 326, 328, 330 Broadway.
King, Moses. (1895). "King’s Photographic Views of New York" Boston: Ma: Moses King pp. 416-417 (ad)
books.google.com 24 November 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
books.google.com/books?id=4OwTAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA465&f…
19b. Apple Maps Tefft, Weller & Co. 322-330 Bway

19c. Tefft bldg.
Tefft, Weller & Co, Wholesale Dry Goods 322, 324, 326, 328, 330 Broadway.
King, Moses. (1895). "King’s Photographic Views of New York" Boston: Ma: Moses King pp. 416-417.

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A. T. Stewart 280 Broadway

20 Montage A. T. Stewart

20a. 280 Broadway "The cradle of the department store of A.T. Stewart
Description 280 Broadway, Manhattan, New York City, New York State
Date 3 July 2007
Source Own work
Author Dmadeo
wikipedia.org 27 July 2001 Web. 5 July 2020
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Turney_Stewart

20b. Alexander Turney Stewart (1803-1876) Harpers Weekly April 29, 1876 p. 1.

20c. A. T. Stewart ad
p. 41
The Successful Business Houses of New York
By Clark, A.J. & Co., firm, publishers
books.google.com 24 November 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
books.google.com/books?id=RGsoAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA41#v=onep…

20d. 280 Broadway – Apple Maps
20e. Title on #20 Montage “The meanest Man in America –
20f. Title on #20 Montage “almost as rich as Vanderbilt”

20g. Same as No. 12a-12d

20h. Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, 16 August 1873
gmu.edu 20 February 1998 Web. 5 July 2020.
chnm.gmu.edu/images/brown_fig12.jpg

20i. An Evening Scene in Madison Park – The Tramps Free Lodging Place, Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, 21 July 1877, p. 341
gmu.edu 20 February 1998 Web. 5 July 2020.
chnm.gmu.edu/images/brown_fig13.jpg

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End Hellyer, Williams

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C.B. hated THEM. They fixed prices high pushed poor folks to go into debt – so when the economy failed poor folks lost every thing.

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8:03 – Cornfield 1 by Cam Millar over images 21-23 to 8:16

21. CBR in 1870 Fowler p. 2 (Same as 1b1)
Fowler, J.A. "Charles Broadway Rouss: A Phrenograph from Personal Examination from The Phrenological Journal of Science and Health (January, 1897) Vol. 103.
books.google.com 24 November 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
books.google.com/books?id=KKPNAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA1&lpg…

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just like C.B did . . . ONCE.

But C.B. was never the kind to die.

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8:08 angry mob outside over image 22 to 8:15
freesfx.co.uk 18 June 2006 Web. 5 July 2020

22. The Great Financial Panic. October 4, 1873 Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper

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A Wall Street Panic erased his $50,000 – the third pile he would lose –

23. CBR in 1870 Fowler p. 2 (Same as 1b1)
Fowler, J.A. "Charles Broadway Rouss: A Phrenograph from Personal Examination
books.google.com 24 November 2005 Web. 5 July 2020

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and false accusations meant to destroy his name;

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8:16 Sussex Carol on Christmas over images 24-26j to 8:59
The Sussex Carol (On Christmas Night) – Jan 28, 2015 – Craig Duncan
Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group
youtube.com 28 April 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsjM97mQuAQhttps://www.youtube.co…

24. Wiman, Erastus, (1893)."Chances of Success: Episodes and Observations in the Life of a Busy Man." New York, New York: The Farrington Company. pp. 268-269.
archive.org 26 January 1997 Web. 5 July 2020.
archive.org/details/chancessuccesse00wimagoog/page/n274/m…
frontispiece
archive.org 26 January 1997 Web. 5 July 2020.
archive.org/details/chancessuccesse00wimagoog/page/n7/mod…

25. Ludlow Street Jail
The New York Public Library
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
digitalcollections.nypl.org 11 June 2013 Web. 5 July 2020
digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-2797-a3d9-e040…

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his friend, Erastus Wiman, paid for Charley a Christmas dinner – served to Charley in his dank, tomb-like, end-of-the-road cell in the Ludlow Street Jail.

Charley – his soul-fire crackling – looked at the wall and scrawled:

26. Montage CBR/Fowler
26a. CBR Same as 22
26b. Decorating a small Christmas Tree (1898) by Marcel Rieder
wikipedia.org 27 July 2001 Web. 5 July 2020
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_tree#/media/File:D%C3%A9c…
26c This is Christmas Day
26d. a friend has sent me enough
26e. I vow to him, and write it here,
26f. that as I am to-day forty years old,
26g. before I am fifty,
26h. I will be rated in the Reference Book as being worth $500,000
26i. and before I am sixty, I shall be rated at over a million dollars."
26j. CBR Christmas scene
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"This is Christmas Day — a friend has sent me enough to buy a Christmas dinner. I vow to him, and write it here, that as I am to-day forty years old, before I am fifty, I will be rated in the Reference Book as being worth $500,000, and before I am sixty, I shall be rated at over a million dollars."

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8:58 – typing sound over images 27-35 to 10:15
Original Remington Standard No. 1
@ 0:10 Case shifting on an 1889 Remington Standard No. 2 Typewriter
youtube.com 28 April 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1xnLVTp6d

27. TITLE Spirit of Jefferson September 1, 1891 Rouss’s Column:

28a. Charles B. Rouss best photo
Charles Broadway Rouss –New-York Tribune, March 4, 1902
daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com 13 May 2001 Web. 7 July 2020
daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-charles-broadw…

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9:13 – Rob Mitchell bagpipes – Farewell March over images 28b-30d to 9:31

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28b. The same blak wave swept this riter into annihilation, uter and complete – name, fame, cash, and everything else obliterated –

28c. except a solitary spark of ambition, backd by an ounce of pluk that was worth al the money in the world.

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9:23 – fx mockingbird over images 30(a-d) to 9:30
allaboutbirds.org 22 April 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Mockingbird/overview

29. Union Square Sunday morning

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This photo was probably taken on an early Sunday morning, for on 14th Street—a popular and important shopping center—stores are closed, there is little traffic, and only a few pedestrians are evident,
ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com 30 April 2008 Web. 5 July 2020.
ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com/tag/union-square-in-the-18…

30a. Charles B. Rouss best photo
Charles Broadway Rouss –New-York Tribune, March 4, 1902
daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com 13 May 2001 Web. 7 July 2020
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30b. With this small capital,
30c. the obliterated Lilliput stood
30d. facing fate on the morning of May 1st 1876
at dabrake –

30e. 251 Church Street
google.com/maps 13 October 2001 Web. 5 July 2001.
www.google.com/maps/place/251+Church+St,+New+York,+NY+100…
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9:33 – Mars The Planets by Gustav Holst – over images 32-34 to 9:53

31. Montage with my order to drive the enemy
31a. The Battle of Nashville, by Howard Pyle
(Detail) Oil on Canvas, 1906, Minnesota Historical Society Collections

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with my order to "drive the enemy at sunrise!"

32. The “Short” Boys by Thomas Nast on Black Friday, 18 September 1873.
fineartamerica.com 11 November 1998 Web. 5 July 2020.
fineartamerica.com/featured/black-friday-cartoon-1873-gra…

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– the defiant and omnipotent old tyrant, King Credit, broke and fled.

33. Women on a Country Road – 19th century painting
ruedesfontenelles.co.uk 10 June 2016 Web. 5 July 2020
www.ruedesfontenelles.co.uk/item/and039women-on-a-country…

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On the run and jump at breaknek commercial speed, we have driven him

34. Charles Broadway Rouss until his bakbone is forever gon.

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9:56 – Dave Hellyer, harmonica; Joe Bourgeois, guitar; Kevin Williams, drums over images 35-48A. to 11:23

35. GET ON HARD STEEL RAILS OF HARD CASH
Source: Excursion Train Galop – 1860 – courtesy Spellman Collection of music covers – University of Reading

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and the multitudinous number who feel the throb and thrill of ambition and lak the decision to let it,

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looke, when the simple unmistakable signs face them at evry turn – Underbuy – Undersel – Cash before Delivry
*

Spirit of Jefferson. [volume], September 01, 1891, Image 1
chroniclingamerica.loc.gov 3 June 2008 Web. 5 July 2020.
chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84026788/1891-09-01/ed-…

35a. Charles B. Rouss best photo
Charles Broadway Rouss –New York Tribune, March 4, 1902
daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com 13 May 2001 Web. 7 July 2020

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36. TITLE
C.B. worked and amassed six times a million, giving away much excepting religions or political parties. He owed no man a penny and none owed him.

*
Gilson Willets, "The Blind Millionaire-Merchant" The National Magazine. Vol. XI (December, 1899), Boston: The Bostonian publishing company pp. 307-311.
babel.hathitrust.org 19 September 2008 Web. 5 July 2020.
babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015039441699&vie…

37. TITLE Frequently the question is askt
Charles Dana Gibson Love Will Die detail fineartamerica
fineartamerica.com 11 November 1998 Web. 10 August 2020
fineartamerica.com/art/charles+dana+gibson?page=3
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Frequently the question is askt

38 TITLE how did U do it?
TITLE Charles Dana Gibson Love Will Die detail
fineartamerica.com 11 November 1998 Web. 10 August 2020
fineartamerica.com/art/charles+dana+gibson?page=3

39. 251 Church Street today
Google Maps site of CBR’s store today
google.com/maps 13 October 2001 Web. 5 July 2001.
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How did U start in Church Street

40. TITLE with little more than a wheelbaro
wdl.org 3 December 1998 Web. 10 August 2020
www.wdl.org/en/item/158/view/1/1/

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with litle mor than a wheelbaro of stuf,

41. Rouss building today
nytimes.com 12 November 1996 Web. 7 July 2020.
www.nytimes.com/1996/08/11/realestate/broadway-his-middle…
41a. TITLE climb to the marble palace on Broadway

42. Rouss Building with flag –
Moses King’s Photographs p. 465
books.google.com 24 November 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
books.google.com/books?id=4OwTAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA465&f…

**
climb to the marble palace on Broadway and wave the flag of commercial triumf over the Metropolis and over the entire nation?

43. TITLE Charles Broadway Rouss – The anser is coild upin the two leviathans of the English tung
Charles B. Rouss best photo
Charles Broadway Rouss –New-York Tribune, March 4, 1902
daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com 13 May 2001 Web. 7 July 2020

**
The anser is coild upin the two leviathans of the English tung – UNDERBY and UNDERSELL.

44. Rouss – underbuy

45 Rouss – undersell

Colonel Robert Ingersoll believes in the religion of humanity and

*46 Robert Ingersoll
Library of Congress Brady-Handy Photograph Collection.
wikipedia.org 27 July 2001 Web. 5 July 2020
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_G._Ingersoll

**
47. Montage Rouss/Ingersoll

48. Montage Rouss Carnegie cartoon
48a Rouss Carnegie w/o titling
Andrew Carnegie’s philanthropy as golden shower. Puck magazine cartoon by Louis Dalrymple. published New York City 1903
uh.edu
uh.edu/engines/epi2938.htm

I believe in the humanity of biznis.

*FOOTNOTE:
Spirit of Jefferson September 11, 1894 Rouss Auction Trade Journal column
chroniclingamerica.loc.gov 3 June 2008 Web. 5 July 2020.
chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/data/batches/wvu_iceland_ver01…
***
11:25 – Virginius by Vandalia River over images 48a-66b to 13:31

**
49. TITLE Charley’s power reigned because he was also kind

Charley’s power reigned because he was also KIND –

**
to old best friends, like William Lyne Wilson
50. TITLE to old best friends, like . . .
50a. TITLE William Lyne Wilson
wikipedia.org 27 July 2001 Web. 5 July 2020
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Lyne_Wilson#/media/File:Wil…

**
The poor,

51. the poor,
A young girl holds a baby in a doorway- 1890 – Image: Jacob A. Riis/Getty Images ‘How the Other Half Lives’ c. 1890 by Alex Q. Arbuckle – mashable.com 30 July 2005 Web. 10 August 2020
mashable.com/2016/04/13/new-york-tenement-photos/#CPD8UcO…

**
the mistreated,
52. sleeping urchins
1:35 History of New York City
New York City 1900-1919 In Color HD
youtube.com 28 April 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T7sZCYGyw8

52a. The Mulberry Bend area in Little Italy – 1890 – Image: Jacob A. Riis/Getty Images
‘How the Other Half Lives’ c. 1890 by Alex Q. Arbuckle
mashable.com 30 July 2005 Web. 10 August 2020
mashable.com/2016/04/13/new-york-tenement-photos/#CPD8UcO…

**
Irish lassies
53. and Irish lassies with Irish symbol
Gibson girl typing – Charles Dana Gibson
fineartamerica.com 11 November 1998 Web. 10 August 2020
fineartamerica.com/featured/gibson-typing-granger.html?pr…
53a. Shamrock tattoo
pinterest.ca 30 July 2013 Web. 10 August 2020
www.pinterest.ca/pin/40321359140771505/?d=t&mt=login

**
and a "second wife and family"

54. Charles Dana Gibson– “Breakfast – Oatmeal and the Morning Paper” – second wife and family
fineartamerica.com 11 November 1998 Web. 10 August 2020
fineartamerica.com/featured/gibson-breakfast-1898-granger…

55. TITLE Erastus Wimer/CBR – He had a curious way of taking into his service
55a.TITLE men who were broken down, ‘wrecks upon the shoals of time,’
55b. TITLE He lodged them in the store, paid them moderately
Men play cards in a New York building 1890 – Image: Jacob A Riis/Getty Images
‘How the Other Half Lives’ c. 1890 by Alex Q. Arbuckle – mashable.com 30 July 2005 Web. 10 August 2020
mashable.com/2016/04/13/new-york-tenement-photos/#CPD8UcO…
55c. TITLE made new men out of old, and good sales-men and

**
He had a curious way of taking into his service
men who were broken-down, ‘wrecks upon the shoals of time,’
He lodged them in the store, paid them moderately,
made new men out of old, and good sales-men and
reputable citizens of poor fellows that nobody else would touch.

56. reputable citizens of poor fellows that nobody else would touch.

56a. Tommy with his shoeshine kit
A shoeshine boy named Tommy holds his shoeshine kit on a sidewalk. – 1890 – Jacob Riis/Getty Images
‘How the Other Half Lives’ c. 1890 by Alex Q. Arbuckle – mashable.com 30 July 2005 Web. 10 August 2020
mashable.com 30 July 2005 Web. 10 August 2020
mashable.com/2016/04/13/new-york-tenement-photos/#CPD8UcO…

57. signature
SOURCE
57a. Transition signature to Wimer
57b. Unique in all things even his signature,
57c. It is a pity he has not had more imitators. – Erastus Wimer

* FOOTNOTE:
Wiman, Erastus, (1893), "Chances of Success," New York: The Farrington Company. pp. 267-269
archive.org 26 January 1997 Web. 5 July 2020.
archive.org/details/chancessuccesse00wimagoog/page/n274/m…

58.TITLE Another big shot really likes C.B. George Francis Train
mylesdungan.com 29 January 2008 Web. 10 August 2020
mylesdungan.com/2017/03/24/on-this-day-24-march-1829-birt…

59. TITLE: George Francis Train 1829-1904
Title: George Francis Train, 1829-1904
Date Created/Published: c1904 Jan. 28.
loc.gov 16 June 1997 Web. 10 August. 2020
www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2004680258/

60. TITLE organized the Union Pacific Railroad
loc.gov 16 June 1997 Web. 10 August. 2020
www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2004680258/

61. TITLE . . . organized the clipper ship line around Cape Horn to San Francisco,

62. Montage/TITLE Continental Hotel GFT and C.B. have an encounter
62a. GFT and Around the World in 60 Days – mylesdungan.com 29 January 2008 Web. 10 August 2020
62b. CBR – New-York Tribune, March 4, 1902
62c. The Continental Hotel
daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com 13 May 2011 Web. 10 Augusut 2020
daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-lost-coninenta…

**
63. lobby of Fairmont hotel in France 1890s
pinterest.com 2 February 2010 Web. 10 August 2020
www.pinterest.com/pin/254383078930087636/

64. The New York press (New York [N.Y.]), May 1, 1897
The New York Press
loc.gov 16 June 1997 Web. 10 August. 2020
www.loc.gov/item/sn83030429/1897-05-01/ed-1/
*
wikipedia.org 27 July 2001 Web. 5 July 2020
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Press_(historical)
**

Wrote a reporter from the New York Press
George Francis Train of the peanut complexion and the creamy hair, occupies a corner chair in the Continental Hotel morning, noon and evening.

65. GFT talking with reporter
Train, p. 201
loc.gov 16 June 1997 Web. 10 August. 2020
gutenberg.org 4 April 1997 Web. 10 August 2020
www.gutenberg.org/files/38265/38265-h/38265-h.htm
**
I was chatting with him the other afternoon,

66. Montage Charles Dana Gibson man listening/GFT
66a. George Francis Train, 1829-1904
Date Created/Published: c1904 Jan. 28.
loc.gov 16 June 1997 Web. 10 August. 2020
www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2004680258/
66b. Charles Dana Gibson man listening
pinterest.co.kr 8 June 2017 Web. 10 August 2020
www.pinterest.co.kr/pin/314900198936799813/visual-search/

***
Starting at 13:31 part of soundtrack from the movie Around the World in 80 Days over video/image 67 to
From World Film Premiere 1956 youtube
youtube.com 28 April 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeU11-uuQ_M&list=PLc9qAVa41VJ…

67.
Video segment from the trailer for “Around the World in 80 Days: (1956)
youtube.com 28 April 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEqkeNTLrcM

***

14:01 – Virginius by Vandaliariver over images 68-73 to 14:51

14:37 – Horse hooves and carriage over images 70d.-72 to 14:50

**
I went around the world in eighty days in the year ’70,

68. Cover of the French first edition of Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days. Published on January 30, 1873,[1] printed by Gauthier-Villars, published by Pierre-Jules Hetzel & Cie, Paris. 217 pages, illustrated with B/W engravings by De Neuville and Benett.
(publisher’s binding)
Date 30 January 1873
commons.wikimedia.org 5 June 2004 Web. 10 August 2020
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Verne_Tour_du_Monde.jpg

69. George F. Train – loc.gov 16 June 1997 Web. 10 August. 2020

**
Two years before Jules Verne wrote his famous romance, Le Tour du Monde en Quatre-vingts Jours, which was founded upon my voyage.

70a. George Francis Train, 1829-1904
Date Created/Published: c1904 Jan. 28.
loc.gov 16 June 1997 Web. 10 August. 2020
www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2004680258/
70b. Carnet de voyage
Le Tour du monde en 80 jours de Phileas Fogg
myatlas.com 4 April 2001 Web. 10 August 2020
www.myatlas.com/JustineLouna/tpe
**
Since then I have made two tours of the world, one in sixty-seven and a half days, and the other in sixty. The last voyage still stands as the record trip in circling the globe.

70c. George Francis Train, 1829-1904
Date Created/Published: c1904 Jan. 28.
loc.gov 16 June 1997 Web. 10 August. 2020
www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2004680258/

*
Train, George F. (1902). “My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands, Dictated in My Seventy Fourth Year.” New York: D. Appleton & Company. p. 331.
loc.gov 16 June 1997 Web. 10 August. 2020
gutenberg.org 4 April 1997 Web. 10 August 2020
www.gutenberg.org/files/38265/38265-h/38265-h.htm

*
The morning news. [volume], August 01, 1895, Page 5, Image 5
Savannah, Ga. chroniclingamerica.loc.gov 3 June 2008 Web. 5 July 2020.
chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86063034/1895-08-01/ed-…
*
Among them was the colorful George Francis Train–the entrepreneur who organized the clipper ship line around Cape Horn to San Francisco, organized the Union Pacific Railroad and ran for President in 1872. In his later years, George Francis Train spent much of his time in Madison Square, speaking to children and feeding animals, but refusing to address adults — photograph from the collection of the Library of Congress

**

71. barouche line drawing
by Alice Flynn “My Other Ride is a Barouche”
redbubble.com 15 August 2000 Web. 10 August 2020
www.redbubble.com/i/greeting-card/My-Other-Ride-Is-A-Baro…
**
a barouche drove up Broadway.

72. CBR findagrave.com 5 December 1998 Web. 10 August 2020

**
In it, was a short, thick-set, oldish man with red hair and stiff, red mustache. He was bareheaded.

*
wikipedia.org 27 July 2001 Web. 5 July 2020
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barouche

73. Man pointing, talking
Chas Dana Gibson – pinterest.co.kr
www.pinterest.co.kr/pin/314900198936799813/visual-search/
foxpudding.wordpress.comfoxpudding.wordpress.com 12 February 2011 Web. 10 August 2020
foxpudding.wordpress.com/2011/09/15/charles-dana-gibson/

**

“Do you know who that is, Mr. Train?” I asked.

***
14:51 – Waterdogs 1 by Cam Millar over images 74-75 to 15:08.

74. Train, frontispiece
gutenberg.org 4 April 1997 Web. 10 August 2020
www.gutenberg.org/files/38265/38265-h/38265-h.htm

**
Train sprang up as the vehicle approached, caught the man’s eye, and with great flourish, took off his hat.”

75. Charles Broadway Rouss – findagrave.com 5 December 1998 Web. 10 August 2020
**
“There goes the only man in New York I take my hat off to,” he said. “Charles Broadway Rouss.”

* FOOTNOTE:
The morning news. [volume], August 01, 1895, Page 5, Image 5
Savannah, Ga. chroniclingamerica.loc.gov 3 June 2008 Web. 5 July 2020.
chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86063034/1895-08-01/ed-…

NOT USED
Celebrations headline of newspaper
**
And the yearly ox roast, ice cream and fireworks – inviting white folks, black folks, rich and poor, and grizzled war buddies – in Winchester.

* FOOTNOTE:
Mesa free press. [volume], May 22, 1896, Image 1
chroniclingamerica.loc.gov 3 June 2008 Web. 5 July 2020.
chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn95060636/1896-05-22/ed-…

***

15:09 – summer night nature sounds over images 76-77 to 15:37

76. dawning light
earthsky.org 2 September 2000 Web. 10 August 2020

***
15:22 – seagulls over images 77-78 to 15:42
15:35 – barking dog over images 77-82 to 16:07
15:37 sparrow lark over images 77-82 to 16:05
allaboutbirds.org 22 April 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Lark_Sparrow/id
15:39 carriage hooves FX over images 77- to 16:17
freesfx.com/uk 25 May 2002 Web. 10 August 2020

77. NYC panoramic shows Brooklyn A.T. Stewart and north on B’way
wikipedia.org 27 July 2001 Web. 5 July 2020
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_New_York_City

***

78. TITLE Up With The Lark
canyon street NYC 1890s
vintag.es 26 October 2007 Web. 10 August 2020
pinterest.com 2 February 2010 Web. 10 August 2020
www.pinterest.com/pin/531706299731331145/

79. TITLE To Catch the Early Worm
canyon street NYC 1890s
vintag.es 26 October 2007 Web. 10 August 2020
pinterest.com 2 February 2010 Web. 10 August 2020
www.pinterest.com/pin/531706299731331145

***
16:05 – Segment Drumming by Steve Reich over images 83- to 17:21
L’ensemble de percussion de l’Université de Moncton
Mount Allison University percussion ensemble
Concert enregistré le 18 mars 2017
youtube.com 28 April 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDhwFTw4VnI

80-82.
80-82a.
canyon street NYC 1890s
vintag.es 26 October 2007 Web. 10 August 2020
pinterest.com 2 February 2010 Web. 10 August 2020
www.pinterest.com/pin/531706299731331145
80-82b.
Charles Broadway Rouss
New-York Tribune, March 4, 1902

**
(In CBR’s phonetics)
80. Title In the great batle of life

81. Title suces is with those

82. Title who are up with the lark,

ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com 30 April 2008 Web. 5 July 2020.
ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com/2018/11/26/the-well-dresse…

Christmas shoppers
[between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]
1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.
Notes:
Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).
commons.wikimedia.org 5 June 2004 Web. 10 August 2020
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christmas_shoppers_LOC_21…

**
83. Title And while that bird is
84. Title Catching the early worm

85. canyon street

86. Title “Charles” 549 Broadway today
87. Title “Broadway” 549 Broadway today
88. Title “Rouss” 549 Broadway today

**
89. Title “ar redy to serve the first customer”
Charles Broadway Rouss
findagrave.com 5 December 1998 Web. 10 August 2020
www.findagrave.com/memorial/13791435/charles-broadway-rouss

90. Title “that cums along”
91. Title “at the break of morn,”

86-91 Rouss Building
encasement.com 5 December 1998 Web. 10 August 2020
www.encasement.com/cases/leadlock-prepless-primer-rip-rus…

92-93 combined.
ad for Rouss and Company at the store
King, Moses. (1895). "King’s Photographic Views of New York" Boston: Ma: Moses King
pp. 463-464 Rouss Building offerings
archive.org 26 January 1997 Web. 5 July 2020.
archive.org/details/kingsphotographi00king/page/464/mode/2up (bldg. and ad)

93.
Gibson girl looking up
fineartamerica.com 11 November 1998 Web. 10 August 2020
fineartamerica.com/featured/a-gibson-girl-by-charles-dana…

**
94. Montage shoppers
Title: Studies in expression. When women are jurors
Creator(s): Gibson, Charles Dana; Date Created/Published: [1902]
loc.gov 16 June 1997 Web. 10 August. 2020
www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2010716166/

95. Sears, Roebuck and Company consumer’s Guide No. 107 1898
Sears, Roebuck and Company. Chicago, Ill.
Digitizing sponsor: Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation
Contributor: Winterthur Museum Library
archive.org 26 January 1997 Web. 5 July 2020.
archive.org/details/consumersguideno00sear
archive.org/details/consumersguideno00sear/page/n1/mode/2up

TITLE As well as the Last one
C.B. Rouss findagrave.com 5 December 1998 Web. 10 August 2020
**
as well as the last one.

96. Two men looking at entrance to store
*
55 Vintage Photos of New York City During the 1890s

1:48 – Yesterday Today –
youtube.com 28 April 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8vn4bNPQPU

97. Closing up Notis
THIS STOR WILL CLOS
AT 6:30 UNTIL FURTHER NOTIS

*
Hardware Dealers’ Magazine, Volume 5 No. 4 April 1896, p. 528
books.google.com 24 November 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
books.google.com/books?pg=PA531&lpg=PA531&dq=Mont…

**
this man used to pay all his employees nightly, and when he closed the store he could say with truth that he owed no man anything.
Wiman, Erastus, (1893)."Chances of Success: Episodes and Observations in the Life of a Busy Man." New York, New York: The Farrington Company. p. 269.
archive.org 26 January 1997 Web. 5 July 2020.
archive.org/details/chancessuccesse00wimagoog/page/n275/m…

98.
**
I see "bisnes" as a "dedly and final grapl between KING CREDIT and its master MONEY DOWN.

NOT USED
Rouss said "no" to the "periodic pay-day fiend"
and always demanded "CASH BEFORE DELIVERY"

* FOOTNOTE
Waldrep, Christopher, (2005). "Vicksburg’s Long Shadow: The Civil War Legacy of Race and Remembrance." (Lanham, MD: Bowman & Littlefield. p. 1
By Christopher Waldrep p. 156
books.google.com 24 November 2005 Web. 5 July 2020
books.google.com/books?id=esDgeo7QYJEC&pg=PA155&l…

**
Addison Archer of the Hardware Dealer’s Magazine wanted to ask C.B. if he was going blind.

Could he still delight in scattering pennies from the back of a street car and see the scrounging urchin boys? Or can he only enjoy the ring of the pennies on concrete?
**

The Rouss System has paralyzed the Ledger Legions and has changed the caracter of modern mercantile rivalry. Under the primitive methods, no madr whether for cash, credit, or barter, there was the regular markup, from fifty to two thousand per cent, and the code of the autocrats wd not permit the slitest deviation; tha all maintained the price, and it ground with merciles severity the laboring poor into the very dust. In turn the credit cancer had eten the very vitals of proud hi-toned, aristocratic combination. The public stands stupefied and amazed when tha realize the gigantic plundering of thes ledger prices. Yes, the ledger-keeping credit records is doomed and damd. Within the fatal folds of the credit records have been crushed the grandest ambitions that ever fired the immortal soul.
Spirit of Jefferson
September 11, 1894
Rouss Auction Trade Journal column
chroniclingamerica.loc.gov 3 June 2008 Web. 5 July 2020.
chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/data/batches/wvu_iceland_ver01…

END OF PART ONE

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