FOREIGN TRADE: Nostalgic Note

At this season of the year, great quantities of the little Christmas luxuries shipped by the little people of the world used to arrive in New York harbor.

Moore-MacCormick ships used to dock with hams from Gdynia, cheese and tinned fish from Norway, fancy breads from Sweden. American Export freighters brought snails from Casablanca, almonds and wines from Marseille, chestnuts and anchovies from Genoa and Naples, figs from Smyrna and Piraeus, Balkan herbs. Along Manhattan's South and Washington Streets, around 200 brokers large and small were having their Christmas rush, their warehouses full of sugar and spice.

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