II-"The Witches of New-York" - Mortimer Thomson - New York Tribune

II-"The Witches of New-York" - Mortimer Thomson - New York Tribune

Madame Widger - No. 5 First Avenue, near Houston street

by: Q.K. Philander Doesticks, P.B. | publication date: January 23, 1857 | Publication: The New York Tribune | pages: 6

This ancient dame, whose very wrinkles date back into the Eighteenth century, holds her magic court in the delightful locality specified at the head of this article.

The second article in the series "Witches of New-York" by humorist Mortimer Thomson (often wrote under the pseudonym Doesticks). For this series, Thomson visited fortune-tellers and astrologers throughout New York City under the guise of paying customer.

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