Sleigh Bells from Snedeker’s

Sleigh Bells from Snedekers image“Returning from John I.’s” memorializes a cherished mid-19th Century Brooklyn tradition.

Only when it snowed did Brooklyn appear to pursue pleasure with abandon, and to John I. Snedeker’s went all those with warm hearts and lively spirits. A large country inn along the Jamaica Plank Road about eight miles from town, Snedeker’s was known far and wide for its unrivaled hospitality, savory meals, and steaming punch in deep tankards. In from the cold would come the couples and groups with adventurous tales of the horse-drawn sleigh rides, their bravado thawing along with their cheeks in a reception room bar with a hickory hearth fire.

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Gleason's Pictorial

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As Printed

Medium

1857

Date

Bedford

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