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Our Artist in Cuba, Peru, Spain and Algiers Leaves from The Sketch-Book of a Traveller, 1864-1868   By: (1832-1901)

Our Artist in Cuba, Peru, Spain and Algiers Leaves from The Sketch-Book of a Traveller, 1864-1868 by George W. Carleton

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SPAIN AND ALGIERS

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OUR

ARTIST IN CUBA,

PERU, SPAIN AND ALGIERS.

LEAVES FROM

THE SKETCH BOOK OF A TRAVELLER .

1864 1868.

BY

GEORGE W. CARLETON.

"Let observation, with expansive view, Survey mankind, from China to Peru."

[Illustration]

NEW YORK:

Copyright, 1877, by

G. W. Carleton & Co., Publishers .

LONDON: S. LOW & CO.

MDCCCLXXVII.

OUR ARTIST, [Illustration: colophon] HIS MARK.

CONTENTS.

PAGE

CUBA, 5

PERU, 57

SPAIN, 109

ALGIERS, 131

[Illustration]

AN APOLOGY.

The Author of these unpretending little wayside sketches offers them to the Public with the hesitating diffidence of an Amateur. The publication a few years ago, of a portion of the drawings was attended with so flattering a reception, that a new edition being called for, it is believed a few more Leaves from the same vagabond sketch book may not be intrusive.

The out of the way sort of places in which the Author's steps have led him, must always present the most enticing subjects for a comic pencil; and although no attempt is here made to much more than hint at the oranges and volantes of Cuba, the earthquakes and buzzards of Peru, the donkeys and beggars of Spain, or the Arabs and dates of Algiers, yet sketches made upon the spot, with the crispy freshness of a first impression, cannot fail in suggesting at least a panoramic picture of such grotesque incidents as these strange Countries furnish.

The drawings are merely the chance results of leisure moments; and Our Artist, in essaying to convey a ray of information through the glasses of humor, has simply multiplied with printers' ink his pocket book of sketches, which, although caricatures, are exaggerations of actual events, jotted down on the impulse of the moment, for the same sort of idle pastime as may possibly lead the reader to linger along its ephemeral pages.

NEW YORK, Christmas , 1877.

PART I.

CUBA.

[Illustration: colophon]

CUBAN SKETCHES.

SICK TRANSIT. THE SPANISH TONGUE.

TWO BOOBIES. AN UNWELCOME VISITOR.

A COLORED HERCULES. AN AGREEABLE BATH.

THE CUBAN JEHU. A CELESTIAL MAID.

IGLESIA SAN FRANCISCO. A STATUE ON A BUST.

A CUBAN MOTIVE. A TAIL UNFOLDED.

AN INFLUENZA. MONEY IN THY PURSE.

FLEE FOR SHELTER. SUGAR AND WATER.

THE RIDE. GREEN FIELDS.

A COCK FIGHT. A SEGAR WELL LIGHTED.

RATHER COOL. SHALL REST BE FOUND.

TAKE YOUR PICK. ALL ABOARD.

A SPANISH RETREAT. THE MATANZAS CAVE.

SPIDERS AND RATS. HARD ROAD TO TRAVEL.

BELLIGERENTS. A SHADY RETREAT.

MATERFAMILIAS. A SPANISH GROCER.

CULINARY DEPARTMENT. COLORED HELP.

A BUNDLE OF CLOTHES. VERY MOORISH.

A BUTTON SMASHER. CHACUN A SON GOUT.

WHITE PANTALOONS. NATURE'S RESTORER.

CARNIVAL ACQUAINTANCE. AGRICULTURAL.

BEAUTY AT THE BALL. A COT IN THE VALLEY.

A DISAPPOINTMENT. A COLORED BEAUTY.

DOLCE FAR NIENTE. CORNER STONES.

LOCOMOTION. A SUDDEN DEPARTURE.

THE START. THE STEAMSHIP COLUMBIA. AT SEA.

[Illustration: First day out. The wind freshens up a trifle as we get outside Sandy Hook; but our artist says he is'nt sea sick, for he never felt better in his life.]

IN THE GULF OF MEXICO.

[Illustration: A "Booby" as seen from the ship's deck.]

[Illustration: A "Booby" as seen on the ship's deck.]

ARRIVAL AT HAVANA.

[Illustration: A side elevation of the colored gentleman who carried our luggage from the small boat to the Custom House.]

STREETS OF HAVANA. CALLE MERCADERES.

[Illustration: The first volante driver that our artist saw in Havana.]

VIEW FROM OUR WINDOW AT THE HOTEL ALMY.

[Illustration: The old Convent and Bell Tower of the Church of San Francisco, now used as a Custom House... Continue reading book >>




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