From shore to shore

These passengers are crossing the East River in New York. Cities like New York are filled with people, but they often don’t know each other.

  • Notice how few people are talking to each other on this ferry.
  • Find the following things in the painting: someone who has fallen asleep • smoke and chimneys • a white handkerchief • a wooden bucket • two lamps • a stripy dress • a baby • a suitcase • an umbrella
  • This picture also shows us what city people wore over 100 years ago. Would you like to dress like any of these people?