Description 2009 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved ~~ Stairs leading to the second-floor offices of a 19th-century mercantile agent and immigrant trader.
The firm of Samuel Thompson was established in New York City in 1825 as a shipping agent brokering cargo and passengers for commercial interests. There was a flood of immigration from Europe during the mid- and late-19th century. Some of these immigrants came as free and unencumbered persons, but many came as indentured servants, anxious to escape the grinding poverty of life in their native lands. Poor travelers of all classes were generally treated as cargo, and their mortality rate has been estimated to have been similar to that of the slaves who were forcibly brought to America during the heyday of the slave trade.
Just as a note of interest, between 1841 and 1860 the highest American immigrant populations originated from Germany and Ireland. Almost 1,400,000 German emigrants came to America during those two decades, along with with 1,700,000 of Irish descent, with the greatest proportion of all immigrants entering through the Port of New York.
RC DeWinter, Fairfield, CT Member Since December 2008 Artist StatementHello and welcome to my portfolio on Imagekind. Here's a bit about me:
RC deWinter is a Connecticut writer/digital artist whose artwork has been published in many print and online journals, including, among others, The American Muse, Fine Art Photography, Poetry Nook, 2River View, Pink Panther, Official Feature Online Entertainment Magazine, Garden Tripod and also used as set décor on ABC-TV’s “Desperate Housewives." In 2013 Ms. deWinter she was one of six finalists for a Shorty Award, the national social media awards, in art. Ms. deWinter is honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit at the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Connecticut. Her 4-week solo exhibition was an unqualified success. Her poetry publication credits include The New York Times, Uno: A Poetry Anthology, 2River View, Another Sun, Pink Panther Magazine, Pilcrow & Dagger, Plum Ruby Review, Poetry Life and Times and numerous other print/online publications. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.