Byline: Q.K. Philander Doesticks, P.B.; 1857-01-28; The New York Tribune; pages 7Article Links
Madame Prewster has long been an oily pilgrim in this vale of tears. The oldest inhabitant cannot remember the exact period when this truly great prophetess became a fixture in Gotham, and began to earn her bread and butter by fortune-telling and kindred occupations
Description:The fifth installment of the Tribune's "Witches of New-York" series by humorist Mortimer Thomson (a.k.a. Doesticks), who profiles New York's most eccentric astrologers and fortunetellers.
Rights: Public domain.