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Tuesday
Jan292013

1891: AN ELEVEN YEAR OLD BRIDE

New York, March 27, 1891. A little Italian girl, her face tear-stained and bruised, was found on Wednesday by Policeman Allen of the Park Department in Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn. She was unable to understand his questioning and he took her to the Bergen Street Police Station. There, through an interpreter, she told her story to agent Coschine of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. She said her name was Francesca Carbone and that she was 11 yours old. (more)

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