By Frederick Law Olmsted
Frederick legislations Olmsted (1822-1903) was once a journalist and panorama clothier who's considered as the founding father of American panorama structure: his most renowned fulfillment used to be important Park in long island, of which he grew to become the superintendent in 1857, yet he additionally labored at the layout of parks in lots of different burgeoning American towns, and was once known as through Charles Eliot Norton 'the maximum artist that the US has but produced'. His A trip within the Seaboard Slave States used to be initially released in 1856, and arose from trips within the south which Olmsted, a passionate abolitionist, had undertaken in 1853-4. This variation was once released in volumes in 1904, with the addition of a biographical caricature by means of his son and an advent by way of William P. Trent. It abounds in interesting and witty descriptions of Olmsted's encounters and reviews in a society which was once at the verge of overwhelming switch.
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He is, probably, mistaken, though I remember that in Ireland the little black Kerry cow was found fully equal to the Ayrshire for butter, though giving much less milk. There are extensive bottom lands on the farm, subject to be flooded in freshets, on which the cows are mainly pastured in summer. Indian corn is largely sown for fodder, and, during the driest season, the 8 The Seaboard Slave States cows are regularly soiled with it. These bottom lands were entirely covered with heavy wood, until, a few years since, Mr.
The white men were, generally, a mean looking people, and but meanly dressed, but differently so from the negroes. Most of the produce was in small, rickety carts, drawn by the smallest, ugliest, leanest lot of oxen and horses that I ever saw. There was but one pair of horses in over a hundred that were tolerably good—a remarkable proportion of them were maimed in some way. As for the oxen, I do not believe New Kngland and New York together could produce a single yoke so poor as the best of them.
After 1875, one partner was Frederick Law Olmsted xxv always his stepson and nephew, John C. Olmsted, whom he brought up and regarded as a son, and later he was joined by his pupils, H. S. Codman and Charles Eliot, both of whom were soon cut off in their prime. During the twenty years following 1875, he took a controlling part in the design of thirty-seven public pleasure grounds, twelve suburban districts, and four town sites; the grounds of seventeen educational institutions, fifteen public or semi-public buildings, and twelve considerable private estates; and had to do with a large range and number of minor problems.