Soon after the inauguration of the new US President, Donald trump has taken to fulfill campaign promises: ordered to proceed with the construction of the wall, restricting the flow of migrants from Mexico and signed a decree prohibiting the entry of nationals from several Muslim countries, even if they have a green card (American residency). This caused an uproar and anticipated public resistance.
Only a half century ago the ancestor of Donald trump Frederick trump was a migrant and those with whom fighting the current occupant of the White house. He was not available in the dazzling luxury of its offspring, and social stratification in the United States then was horrendous. How did the American dream Trumps?
19 Oct 1885, the German liner SS Eider swam up to sandy hook, the state of new Jersey, and new York Harbor. Twelve days ago he left the dock in Bremen. The ship sailed past the island of Bedloe, which was built a huge pedestal. Next in wooden boxes lay the disassembled statue of Liberty, which had yet to mount and install. Like many other things in America, everything here is still under construction.
On the deck stood a 16-year-old, whose family remained in Germany. Family Jumptv long simplified his name to Trunov (and in English — the Trumps). Young Friedrich studied at the assistant Barber, but I did not see much point in staying in his Kallstadt in the Palatinate, where his opportunities were limited. He had much greater ambitions.
Workers pose in front of the base for the statue of Liberty on bedlow’s island, new York.
Like many other immigrants of that time came to new York, trump had to land in castle garden (now — the Fort castle Clinton) in Manhattan. Ellis island opens for visitors only in 1892. Castle garden, despite the name, was neither a castle nor a garden; it was an old Fort built on the southern tip of Manhattan island. Its original purpose was to reflect the impact of the British army, which strove again to seize the territory when the Fort was built before the war of 1812. But the city grew and priorities changed, the developers scoured here and there, and it turned out that the old Fort suddenly began to take foreigners, not to protect from them. Castle garden was converted into a beer garden and musical theatre and, in the end, the Depot for migrants, where immigrants were processed in new York state before they started a new life in a New Light.
Friedrich trump in 1887.
From 1820 to 1892 through the first migration institution of America, is a multifunctional Bureau traveled eleven million people. The ancestors of today’s hundreds of millions of Americans. The building, which was renamed castle Clinton is still standing near the boats that take tourists to the statue of Liberty and Ellis island. The Babel noise of many different languages here today, talking to tourists, reminiscent of the sounds that were heard in the castle garden in 1885. In Yiddish the word “tessellated” is used to describe a chaotic situation where a lot of people talking at the same time.
On the day when he took and scored, Friedrich trump, as expected, was interviewed by authorities, and its data, including surname, was entered in the log book. Name neatly transcribed as TRUMPF, although the son of a Barber will soon refuse to “f”. Once the documents were finished, Frederick allegedly was found with his sister, Catherine, who came to America before him and married a clerk named Frederick Schuster. She probably learned about the arrival of the ship SS Eider by means of a Telegraph, which already is stretched under the water masses of the Atlantic, and from reports on the navigation on the last pages of Newspapers.
“The promised land” by Charles Frederick Ulrich, 1884.
The day when the landed liner, many new York Newspapers were full of different headers. The Times tried to submit news with a touch of respectability, but the street sounds could be heard through the printed lines. The room, released the next day, advertised “first-class mansion of enormous proportions” in Murray hill (Murray hill). Further, in the upper part of the city at 57th street and Seventh Avenue there was a house whose Builder falsely touted it as “the most miraculously furnished and decorated apartment house in the United States.”
Photograph of the Fort castle Clinton (then known as castle Museum) and the statue of Liberty, made between 1886 and 1897 years.
There was an era of extreme inequality. Before he invented the income tax, there was no reason to hide wealth, and that one percent is not concealed. Cornelius Vanderbilt II lived in the largest private home ever in Manhattan — the Chateau was built as if it stands on the banks of the Loire, not on Fifth Avenue. It had 130 rooms, including Smoking hall in the Moorish style, and it occupied an entire block on Fifth and 57th. Now this building is a Department store Bergdorf Goodman. It is North of trump tower. A monument to unbridled consumption filled with an endless list of things that Vanderbilt bought just because I could.
The Vanderbilts mansion, circa 1901.
March 26, 1883 Alva and William K. Vanderbilt gave in his mansion a legendary costume ball. The masquerade was invited 1200 friends and the outfits they had one stranger to another. One society lady named Kate Fearing strong, known to friends as “kitty” (Puss) came with a stuffed dead cat on her head, and her gown was attached to the tails of several of the cats. It looked like self-appointed judges of good taste in America. Other invited Alice Gwynn Vanderbilt, came dressed as an electric light, reminiscent of the statue of Liberty, which would soon set, but it has not brought her success.
Miss Kate Fearing strong (the future wife of Arthur welman), 1883.
What do the apprentice of a Barber and these carriers complex hairstyles and powdered wigs? Trump’s sister lived in a very different new York than the one in which lived Vanderbilti. Gwenda Blair in his 2001 book “the Trumps” (The Trumps) writes that Frederick moved to Katherine and Fred Schuster living at the address Forsyth street, 76, where is now Chinatown. His first home in America bears little resemblance to the palaces, shopping malls, hotels and casinos his descendants.
In those days, the Forsyth street was crowded. In 1900, the reformers built a scale model of the district, bounded by Canal street, Christie street, Bayard street and Forsythe street, to demonstrate what sort of living conditions. In the text accompanying the model States that 39 apartment buildings in the neighborhood was not the worst in the area, but the model containing 605 apartments in which lived 2781 people. They accounted for only 264 of the closet and no bathroom on the block. The hot water was only 40 apartments.
“The model of the residential quarter in the Lower East side” from the exhibition the Tenement House Exhibition of 1900.
In 1885, when he came Frederick trump, another migrant, also came to new York through castle garden in June, 1870, walked the same streets. The son of a Danish school teacher Jacob Riis was on the verge of discovering his method of exposing overpopulation. A couple of years he will open a new technology the use of magnesia for flashes to use them in photography. So the General public had the opportunity to look into the dark cellars where lived the residents of the slums. To the West from Forsyth street, near the corner where mulberry street changes direction, Riis was shooting the alley known as Bandit’s Roost.
In all his pictures, and messages about real estate, it is striking terrible distress, in which people lived in these housing property. Reese loved to sneak in unmarked back streets, past rickety wooden structures, hidden behind the big buildings, and people without permanent residence. Looking at the staggering grandeur of modern buildings, erected by trump, it seems, is a tribute to the days when the Lower East Side was the most densely populated place on earth.
Bandit’s Roost Jacob Riis (1849-1914), 1890.
Forsyth street has changed. In 1885 it was the southern extremity of the local “Little Germany” — district or area speaking in German migrants, who ran in the East village and the Lower East side. All the XIX century a huge number of German refugees and labour migrants came here, and at some point this part of Lower Manhattan is the third largest speaking in the German city in the world after Berlin and Vienna. New York German newspaper Staats-Zeitung was distributed for free, reporting on clinics, libraries, mutual aid societies and other institutions designed to facilitate life in this strange and new country.
With the arrival of new waves of migrants small street continued to adapt. After the Jewish pogroms in tsarist Russia’s Lower East Side became the Jewish district, which was within “Little Germany.” The old Church became the new synagogues, new mutuals have replaced the old, and everyday life continued as before. The pictures of Riis, there are Chinese residents, looking out of the opium kurilen and blinking from the bright flashes. In the mid-twentieth century the internal borders of the district had shifted again, Jewish families moved to the suburbs, and Forsyth street was part of Chinatown.
First home of Friedrich trump in new York at the address Forsyth street, 76.
Now the building where once lived the ancestor of the President of the United States Donald trump Frederick trump, will fit a tiny Japanese restaurant on the ground floor and several apartments above. Basement steps lead to leisure centre Fujianese American Eldridge Activity Center — a place with a long name, where people play Mahjong. Next door, at Forsythe street, 74B, barbershop is a Golden Bird, whose twisted walking stick on the sign recalls the original profession of Frederick. Next — the service and language school for foreigners, where the American dream is taught in a different way.
Friedrich trump briefly stopped on Forsythe street and in each of the apartments did not live longer than six months. He regularly appears in municipal registers around people with similar names — Fred trump, who was also a Barber, Michael Trampararam, manufacturer of cigars, Frank Trampetti, artist, Louis Tramplinom, porter, Katherine Trumpower, widow. Due to the fact that new York city has become a huge focus for information, its fate can be traced from one residence to another.
Judging by the registry Sanborn Map dated 1891 year, you can track four addresses. In 1886 Friedrich moved to an apartment at East 17th street, 606, desert area near the East river — an industrial area with fuel storage tanks, coal warehouses, sarnami, and landfills. Here also was a city Department of street cleaning. A year later, in 1887, he moved again, this time on the corner of Second Avenue and 104th street, where is now East Harlem. Then this area is still under construction, and there were more vacant lots than buildings. Three years later, Frederick moved into the house at the intersection of West 145th street and Amsterdam Avenue, where now is the district of Hamilton heights. It was even more deserted area.
In 1891, Frederick suddenly went to Washington, where sent to the districts of the Klondike. Here he built a bright career of the supplier of food, booze and women the local miners. Trump returned to new York wealthy in ten years and continued to move from place to place. He lived in the Bronx, and then settled in Woodhaven in Queens. Here Empire the Trumps allowed deeper roots than in Manhattan: his descendant became President of the United States, grew up here. Frederick died in 1918, falling victim to the epidemic of Spanish flu.
Obviously, the first difficult years in America proved to be key in the life of a young immigrant and the dynasty that he founded. Not to say that new York welcomed him with open arms, but Frederick was not rejected. After all, every disappointment, which must have been many, have been and support from a network of activists, has set itself the goal to provide decent housing, health and education for all the people who lived in densely populated slum near the high society salons of Fifth Avenue.slavikap