“Time Will Tell” Here the founders of Time introduce readers to...
Sat, 09/24/2016 - 10:17am

“Time Will Tell” Here the founders of Time introduce readers to the novel idea of their “news-magazine.” They promise it will collect “all available information concerning all subjects of...

It’s American Business Women’s Day, so throw on your best...
Thu, 09/22/2016 - 10:15am

It’s American Business Women’s Day, so throw on your best wearable telephone device and celebrate! Or just wear your favorite jazzy flapper outfit to the office—it’s your day, business women. The...

Where Was Alexander Hamilton during the Battle of...
Wed, 09/21/2016 - 11:04am

Where Was Alexander Hamilton during the Battle of Brooklyn?Although apocryphal stories have placed Hamilton on the Long Island side of the East River in the waning days of August 1776, modern...

George Washington Recalls the Battle of Brooklyn: Does He Get...
Mon, 09/19/2016 - 10:46am

George Washington Recalls the Battle of Brooklyn: Does He Get the Date Right?Eight years after the event and in his distinct handwriting, George Washington remembers what it took to save his defeated...

On September 17, 2011, Occupy Wall Street arrived in Zuccotti...
Sat, 09/17/2016 - 10:30am

On September 17, 2011, Occupy Wall Street arrived in Zuccotti Park, where the wide-ranging protest movement spent nearly two months. If anyone needs a refresher course in direct action or...

The Feast of San GennaroEvery year in mid-September Little...
Thu, 09/15/2016 - 10:25am

The Feast of San GennaroEvery year in mid-September Little Italy’s Mulberry Street welcomes a street fair of legendary proportions. The San Gennaro Feast has its roots in Naples, but this event...

Theodore Roosevelt’s youngest son Quentin was serving as a pilot...
Tue, 09/13/2016 - 10:15am

Theodore Roosevelt’s youngest son Quentin was serving as a pilot in World War I when he was fatally shot down over Chamery on July 14, 1918. Here the former U.S. president writes to General James...

Remembering September 11, 2001Larry Racioppo. Fireman’s...
Sun, 09/11/2016 - 10:25am

Remembering September 11, 2001Larry Racioppo. Fireman’s Funeral, Belle Harbor. 2001. New-York Historical Society.

The Great Galveston Hurricane The storm made landfall in Texas...
Thu, 09/08/2016 - 10:21am

The Great Galveston Hurricane The storm made landfall in Texas on September 8, 1900, becoming the deadliest hurricane in U.S. history.  An estimated 6,000 to 8,000 people lost their lives. The...

kulibraries: Not the End of the Track Summer is a time for both...
Wed, 09/07/2016 - 10:03am

A sample drawer from the metal cabinets. Previous storage of the track drawings. Moving the cabinets required a lifting device Modified shelving units empty. Modified shelving units with...

Calling all jeune teens and preps! It’s time to get outfitted...
Tue, 09/06/2016 - 10:07am

Calling all jeune teens and preps! It’s time to get outfitted for the new school year, and while De Pinna closed its doors in 1969, the fashions live on in this 1950 catalog. A. De Pinna Co....

Hats off to all the hard working people of New York and beyond....
Mon, 09/05/2016 - 9:30am

Hats off to all the hard working people of New York and beyond. Have a great Labor Day!Fritz E. Bjorkman. Unidentified workers marching in a union parade, New York City. ca 1930-1939. Herman A....

It’s Friday. Time to hit the soda fountain.Eugene Armbruster....
Fri, 09/02/2016 - 2:35pm

It’s Friday. Time to hit the soda fountain.Eugene Armbruster. Reid’s Ice Cream and unidentified soda fountain. undated (1894-1939). New-York Historical Society.

The conservation team has been hard at work making foam core...
Wed, 08/31/2016 - 5:02pm

The conservation team has been hard at work making foam core trays for our collection of Cass Gilbert architectural drawings. Many presentation drawings were originally either drawn on or mounted...

Hamilton to Burr — June 22, 1804 I have no other reply to make...
Mon, 08/29/2016 - 10:20am

Hamilton to Burr — June 22, 1804 I have no other reply to make than that it remains for you to take such measures as shall appear to you expedient. This line, crossed out by Hamilton, would indicate...

In honor of Women’s Equality Day, we’re marching along with the...
Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:07am

In honor of Women’s Equality Day, we’re marching along with the coalition of women’s rights activists who took over New York’s 5th Avenue on this day in 1970. Eugene Gordon. Women’s Strike for...

Happy 100th birthday, National Park Service! The Statue of...
Thu, 08/25/2016 - 11:18am

Happy 100th birthday, National Park Service! The Statue of Liberty is probably the most well-known New York area monument, but the National Park Service administers several others as well, including...

“A Declaration of Rights I wish to see with all my heart” wrote...
Tue, 08/23/2016 - 10:15am

“A Declaration of Rights I wish to see with all my heart” wrote John Adams to Cotton Tufts, before adding, “though I am sensible of the difficulty of framing one in which all the states can agree...

When Mad Men Get MadThis angry letter from William Bernbach, one...
Sun, 08/21/2016 - 10:15am

When Mad Men Get MadThis angry letter from William Bernbach, one of the most influential advertisers of the 20th century, was prompted by a Time report that described an especially odd TV...

We love Eugene Armbruster because he photographed countless...
Fri, 08/19/2016 - 10:12am

We love Eugene Armbruster because he photographed countless landscapes from a disappearing New York City, but this uncharacteristic image provides a glimpse of the era’s fashions as well.Eugene L....

“Stacks of outstanding materials.” Yep.“Well-informed staff that...
Wed, 08/17/2016 - 1:30pm

“Stacks of outstanding materials.” Yep.“Well-informed staff that know their stuff.” Absolutely.WHY HAVEN’T MORE PEOPLE WRITTEN POEMS ABOUT US?Irving S. Levy.  New York Historical Society [acrostic...

Are we looking at the key to Alexander Hamilton’s secret...
Mon, 08/15/2016 - 11:00am

Are we looking at the key to Alexander Hamilton’s secret correspondence? Perhaps. This grille cipher was found among Hamilton’s papers after his death, but the question of if or how the late...

Bryant Park, Summer, 1960sNew York City’s street life was a...
Fri, 08/12/2016 - 12:45pm

Bryant Park, Summer, 1960sNew York City’s street life was a favorite subject for photographer Frederick Kelly.  Frederick Kelly. Bryant Park: Checkers; Sleeper; Map study. 1961, 1963....

Happy Skyscraper Appreciation Day! George B. Post was a...
Wed, 08/10/2016 - 10:35am

Happy Skyscraper Appreciation Day! George B. Post was a pioneering architect who built some of the earliest skyscrapers in New York. For the now demolished Produce Exchange Building, he designed an...

A Paleo diet on a luxury ocean liner? It would appear that way...
Mon, 08/08/2016 - 11:25am

A Paleo diet on a luxury ocean liner? It would appear that way based on this menu cover, but the “prehistoric repast” served to passengers aboard the Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam did...

Reddy the cat would like some breakfast. William D. Hassler....
Sat, 08/06/2016 - 10:00am

Reddy the cat would like some breakfast. William D. Hassler.  William Gray Hassler and Reddy the cat eating cereal. PR83_1130, PR83_1236. ca. 1912. glass plate. New-York Historical Society.

NYC2012Sure, we’re all excited about the Olympics in Rio, but...
Fri, 08/05/2016 - 10:12am

NYC2012Sure, we’re all excited about the Olympics in Rio, but remember when we thought we might host the 2012 Olympics here in NYC? Here’s a look back at the renderings for the proposed Olympic...

Hey, Hamilton-lovers, the duel is back by popular demand! Come...
Thu, 08/04/2016 - 10:50am

Hey, Hamilton-lovers, the duel is back by popular demand! Come to the Museum on Sunday for a live theatrical performance of the Hamilton-Burr duel by American Historical Theatre. Space is limited so...

Prevost in NYCPlenty of people have taken pictures of New York,...
Wed, 08/03/2016 - 10:23am

Prevost in NYCPlenty of people have taken pictures of New York, but the French-born photographer Victor Prevost was one of the very first. He made these photographs using the rare calotype process...

To celebrate the birthday of Jerry Garcia, we’re going all the...
Mon, 08/01/2016 - 11:04am

To celebrate the birthday of Jerry Garcia, we’re going all the way to San Francisco, where photographer Amalie Rothschild documented the scene at Grateful Dead shows in 1970.  Amalie Rothschild...

The Children’s Aid Society operated a number of summer camps and...
Fri, 07/29/2016 - 9:55am

The Children’s Aid Society operated a number of summer camps and similar programs designed to get city kids out into nature. Read more about the history of summer camps on the blog! A. Tennyson...

If you’re not in awe after Signor Blitz eats glass and does...
Wed, 07/27/2016 - 2:01pm

If you’re not in awe after Signor Blitz eats glass and does something mysterious with a canary, surely you will marvel at the bizarre spectacle that is…THE DANCE OF THE DINNER PLATES! Indeed,...

Where’s Hamilton Square?You’ve never heard of Hamilton Square?...
Mon, 07/25/2016 - 11:13am

Where’s Hamilton Square?You’ve never heard of Hamilton Square? You’re not alone. In 1807 the Common Council sold 28 city-owned lots on today’s Upper East Side between East 66th and 69th Streets...

nyprarchives: Did you know that Castle Clinton in Battery Park...
Fri, 07/22/2016 - 3:44pm

nyprarchives: Did you know that Castle Clinton in Battery Park was the New York Aquarium until 1941? The aquatic life had to make way for the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, so they bunked in the Lion...

Beat the heat this weekend with The Pigeon and all your favorite...
Thu, 07/21/2016 - 3:38pm

Beat the heat this weekend with The Pigeon and all your favorite Mo Willems characters! See The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems on display at N-YHS until September 25.  

Age Defying Treatment Makes Paper Look 200 Years Younger!This...
Wed, 07/20/2016 - 3:12pm

Age Defying Treatment Makes Paper Look 200 Years Younger!This broadside encouraging New Yorkers to protest the Tea Act needed a little bit of work before it would be ready to exhibit this...

Larry Silver: Now on ViewSilver is a prolific photographer, but...
Mon, 07/18/2016 - 10:26am

Larry Silver: Now on ViewSilver is a prolific photographer, but these few images seemed right for a hot New York City summer. His work is on view here through December 4. Larry Silver.  Bronx...

92y: You may know Shakespeare’s work. But the original...
Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:38am

Shakespeare First Folio, 1623. Folger Shakespeare Library. Title page with Droeshout engraving of Shakespeare. 92y: You may know Shakespeare’s work. But the original collection of his plays, well...

Ringing the Bells for HamiltonAlexander Hamilton’s funeral was...
Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:18pm

Ringing the Bells for HamiltonAlexander Hamilton’s funeral was held on Saturday, July 14, 1804 at Trinity Church. Thomas Collister, the sexton at Trinity, was tasked with tolling the bells for the...

Take a dip at the Y.W.C.A. (in 1936)Need lessons? No problem....
Wed, 07/13/2016 - 7:46pm

Take a dip at the Y.W.C.A. (in 1936)Need lessons? No problem. Just strap on that swimming cap and get in the pool! Now’s the time to swim… .YWCA of the City of New York. West Side Branch.1936. New...

Tea, a New York drink
Wed, 07/13/2016 - 1:48pm

Tea, a New York drink: Let’s keep the tea party going! There’s more about NYC and tea history over at our From the Stacks blog. 

#NeverJohnAdamsAlexander Hamilton had more than one political...
Mon, 07/11/2016 - 12:42pm

#NeverJohnAdamsAlexander Hamilton had more than one political enemy. He had very strong reservations about his fellow Federalist John Adams during the latter’s presidential campaigns. During the...

The photography world lost a legend when Bill Cunningham passed...
Fri, 07/08/2016 - 11:15am

The photography world lost a legend when Bill Cunningham passed away recently. Here’s another look at his work for the 1978 book Facades.Bill Cunningham. Grand Central Station; GM Building; St....

Where is Hamilton Street? Manhattan has its “Hamilton Place”...
Wed, 07/06/2016 - 7:12pm

Where is Hamilton Street? Manhattan has its “Hamilton Place” and “Hamilton Terrace” up in “Hamilton Heights,” but did you know that there once was a “Hamilton Street” on the Lower East Side?...

Join us at the Museum this Sunday, July 10, at 1pm and 3pm to...
Wed, 07/06/2016 - 4:48pm

Join us at the Museum this Sunday, July 10, at 1pm and 3pm to watch a live theatrical performance of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr’s duel, the most famous in American history.

Happy Fourth of July!Stay crazy, Uncle Sam.Independence Day...
Mon, 07/04/2016 - 10:10am

Happy Fourth of July!Stay crazy, Uncle Sam.Independence Day postcards. ca 1940s. Postcard file. New-York Historical Society. 

It has now been 174 years since water began flowing to New York...
Fri, 07/01/2016 - 11:15am

It has now been 174 years since water began flowing to New York City via the Croton Aqueduct. The route from Putnam Country is documented here by printmaker William James Bennett. Read more on...

Continuing our look at unusual New York mayoral correspondence...
Wed, 06/29/2016 - 7:25pm

Continuing our look at unusual New York mayoral correspondence (see the post about Mayor William Jay Gaynor), we have an exchange of letters between Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and writer, poet, and...

Shakespeare on Nassau StreetShakespeare has been in New York for...
Mon, 06/27/2016 - 10:35am

Shakespeare on Nassau StreetShakespeare has been in New York for a long time. This is the March 5, 1750 announcement of New York’s first professional performance of a Shakespeare play: Richard III ...

No, the internet did not invent DIY publishing or long...
Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:20am

No, the internet did not invent DIY publishing or long rants. Way back in the 1850s, Vermont farmer James Johns was publishing a little hand-printed newspaper, and he wasn’t shy about where he...

Life at the TopLaura Rosen photographed New York City’s rooftop...
Wed, 06/22/2016 - 7:12pm

Life at the TopLaura Rosen photographed New York City’s rooftop landscapes in the 1980s, revealing the landmarks and quiet oases that exist high above the city streets.Laura Rosen. 77 Water...

Make Good Coffee!These brewing methods may not be 100%...
Mon, 06/20/2016 - 9:28am

Make Good Coffee!These brewing methods may not be 100% barista-approved today, but modern coffee nerds can at least appreciate the careful instructions offered in this pamphlet from the...

Dreamland, Coney IslandDreamland opened to the beachgoing...
Fri, 06/17/2016 - 3:43pm

Dreamland, Coney IslandDreamland opened to the beachgoing revelers of Coney Island in 1904. It set out to be bigger and more spectacular than its predecessors Steeplechase Park and Luna Park, but...

The Dutch Houses of BrooklynThe steep roofs and gently sloping...
Wed, 06/15/2016 - 10:51am

The Dutch Houses of BrooklynThe steep roofs and gently sloping overhangs of these farmhouse-style homes are a rare link to New York’s Dutch colonial past. Ten such houses have been designated as...

In a volume of transcriptions made from 17th and 18th century...
Mon, 06/13/2016 - 10:05am

In a volume of transcriptions made from 17th and 18th century documents related to the Spanish colonization of America, there was a manuscript map that, while colorful and interesting, was in...

One of these photographs is of Time writers and editors. The...
Fri, 06/10/2016 - 11:09am

One of these photographs is of Time writers and editors. The other is of Time researchers. Hmm…can you guess which is which? (Hint: not a lot of gender equality in 1948!)Portrait of Time reseachers...

Shakespeare’s First Folio is now on view here at the New-York...
Wed, 06/08/2016 - 7:12pm

Shakespeare’s First Folio is now on view here at the New-York Historical Society! Naturally, it’s got us looking back at some of the performers who brought Shakespeare’s work to life in New York...

Remembering D-DayDuring World War II, the U.S. military produced...
Mon, 06/06/2016 - 9:32am

Remembering D-DayDuring World War II, the U.S. military produced its own documentary photography. The first two of these images depicts pre-invasion exercises on the English coast, while the...
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